A GLOBAL Movement
Girl Up’s leadership development programs have impacted 150,000 girls through 6,000 Clubs in 130 countries and all 50 U.S. states. We’re inspiring a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change.
Our hardworking and passionate team is working to create a new generation of young changemakers.Meet Our Squad
Our network of partners and donors make it possible for Girl Up’s programming to impact lives.Meet Our Partners
Our core values include: Youth-Centered, Passionate Action, Global Community, and Accountability.Learn more
how we started
Girl Up was founded by the UN Foundation in 2010 as an initiative to help support UN agencies that focus on adolescent girls.
The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and nongovernmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-United Nations relations.
Our girls’ fundraising efforts support United Nations’ programs (from agencies like UNICEF, UNHCR, UNFPA and UN Women) that give adolescent girls in developing countries an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.