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Who We Are

When Girls Rise, We All Rise

Girl Up envisions a more equitable and just world for girls and women, which benefits all people.

Who's on our Team

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Girl Up is a girl-centered leadership development initiative, focusing on equity for girls and women in spaces where they are unheard or underrepresented. We operate a global network of regional affiliates impacting 270,000 girls and youth leaders in 155 countries and all 50 U.S. states, developing transformative leaders who advance gender justice worldwide.

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    Our Values

    Our core values include: Youth-Centered, Passionate Action, Global Community, and Accountability.

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  2. Our People

    Our passionate team is working to help girls develop their skills and lead

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  3. Our Partners

    Our network of partners makes it possible for Girl Up’s programming to impact thousands globally

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  4. Our LeadHERship Circle

    Our individual supporters all over the world help advance Girl Up’s mission and vision.

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how we started

In 2010, Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation (UNF) as the first-of-its-kind initiative dedicated to supporting adolescent girls’ education, health, and safety. Since then, we’ve grown to become a global movement that engages, trains, and mobilizes girls and young people of all identities to be leaders.

We work in close partnership with:

United Nations Foundation

UNF is a strategic partner of the United Nations, bringing together the ideas, people, and resources it needs to drive global progress and tackle urgent problems. Girl Up is an active part of the UNF, and we are positively influenced by their work.

United Nations

An intergovernmental organization committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, and promoting social progress, better living standards, and human rights. Girl Up, like UNF, is a strategic ally of the UN. We support youth advocacy in UN processes, support action by youth activists to advance the SDGs, and engage with UN agencies at the country, regional and global levels

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How Do We Advance Girls’ Opportunities to Lead?
Leadership Development

Give to Girl Up

Your support of our girl changemakers means Girl Up can continue to work toward a world where girls have equal value, opportunity, and the chance to reach their fullest potential. You can make a difference in the life of a girl by donating today.

How to Get Involved

All around the world, our network of a million supporters is mobilizing for gender equality. Will you stand with us?

  1. Careers + Internships

    Become the newest member of the Girl Up team!

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  2. Alum Network

    Where former Girl Up activists & members can connect, grow, & give back as they navigate adulthood.

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    Sign up to get the latest news and happenings in Girl Up’s movement.

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    Join our Movement

    Join more than 270,000 changemakers from 155 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

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    Explore the Issues

    All issues are gender justice issues! Find out more about what our members are passionate about.

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    Upcoming Events

    We’d love to see YOU at an in-person or virtual Girl Up event.

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