State of Girls
There is no country in the world where women are equal
Women only make up 30% of government officials in South America
34% of girls in Europe feel as though STEM fields are not meant for girls & women
Chinese female workers earn 22% less than their male counterparts
1 in 3 girls and women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime
Read Our Stories
Finishing my freshman year, I was excited to learn about Girl Up. As I read more about it, I was ecstatic that a teenager like myself could actively participate in making a difference.
I am an eleven-year-old adult. Stripped of my childhood by my refugee status.
The event hadn’t even started and I was already feeling a connection with all these women who were here because of a common goal: to fight for equality.
Despite all the difficulties that we had, and the fact that it was just two people from our Club, we did attend the Summit and I do not regret doing it, because it has been one of the best experiences of my life.
Fernando De los Santos Ledezma
As the Summit’s duration is only three and a half days, you find yourself wishing that it could go on for at least another week as there are just too many amazing people to meet!
How We work
Young leaders start here
Girl Up guides and champions girls along their journey from leader to changemaker with specialized programming on global gender issues and in organizing, advocacy, fundraising, and communication.
I never thought that I would get an opportunity like this: to be surrounded by so many amazing girls who are just as passionate about social justice issues as I am.Fatimata Cham, 2018-2019 Teen Advisor
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