Who Runs the World?
Not girls and women. Girls and women are the majority of the global population but have the least rights, and the reality is stark. There is no place in the world where girls and women experience total equity and equality. Girl Up provides girls with the training, tools, and community to build their leadership and accelerate social change that stands to benefit us all.
It will take 202 years for women to achieve economic parity
By this age, U.S. girls don’t think they’re as smart as boys
1 in 5
50% of STEM students are women, but only 1 in 5 women hold jobs in STEM fields
For every female character in film and television, there are 2.24 men
Only 6 countries give women equal legal work rights as men
The Power to Transform
No matter their background, girls have the power to transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Girl Up is a youth-centered leadership development initiative, focusing on equity for girls and women in spaces where they are unheard or underrepresented. We believe when girls and women are in positions of influence, they work to create a more just and equitable world for everyone. Girl Up gives young changemakers the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are.
Girls are powerful. Girls have limitless potential. Girls can change the world. And yet in certain places around the world, girls continue to lack access to opportunities. The world needs new solutions and new leadership now. Girl Up is preparing girls today to lead the way to a better tomorrow.
Gender Justice: A Movement, Not a Moment
Achieving global gender justice won’t be an easy task, but it’s worth it—because investing in a girl means investing in her family, her community, and our world.
Stand with girls all over the world.
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