Stories

Girls around the world have dreams and goals for themselves, their families and their communities. Their stories matter and we know that together we can empower girls for generations to come. To learn more about the girls impacted by our actions, check out our Exposure Stories page.

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Elvira, Guatemala

Girl Up shares an interview with Elvira Margarita Cuc Cho, a 24-year-old mentor for indigenous girls in Chisec, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. We met Elvira earlier...

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Terri, Liberia

Baking is her hobby but advocating for victims of drug abuse is her real passion.

Terri loves baking wedding cakes but things weren’t always sweet...

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J.M., Liberia

Economic empowerment.

J.M., earned respect and recognition in her community as a business owner. Read her full story…

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Komal, India

A bride for a bride.

At 16, Komal was forced to drop out of school when she was married off in exchange for a bride for her brother. Today, she’s...

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Keyli, Guatemala

Using her voice.

Keyli used to be afraid to speak up. But after she learned about her rights, she says she feels confident and wants to be heard…

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Notre Dame Girl Up Club

Been with Girl Up since the beginning.

From school dress down days to classroom coin wars, this Girl Up Club has done it all…

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RISE: Booker T. Washington Girl Up Club

Always looking for ways to make a difference.

This Girl Up Club was named the top club for the 2013-2014 school year. Here’s why…

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Carly Pablos & Vivien Hastings

A dynamic duo

These two college students came together not only to educate their campus, but also the greater Chicago area…

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UT Austin Girl Up

Committed to making a difference

Founded in 2014, this Girl Up campus group has already made a big splash for girls, and they’re just getting started…

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