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
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In January 2018, when Doctor Luo Qianqian reported abuse by her supervisor, Chen Xiaowu, on social media many more #MeToo stories went public.
Girl Up funded programs through UNHCR (the United Nations’ refugee agency) ensures girls are able to see a classroom in their lifetime and have the chance to just be a girl.
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.
I would go to the field to play at the girls’ training to get to know Try Rugby, meet the girls who are venturing into this truculent sport and invite them to be part of Girl Up.
Since that time, she wanted to be an artist, rich and famous. Anitta’s mother says she was a great student, always wanting to be the number one. She had a comfortable childhood in an outskirts of Rio away from the favelas.
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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