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Gender Equality


Who Runs the World?

Not girls and women. They’re 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 is training girl leaders to advance gender equality in more than 120 countries around the world.

  1. 202

    It will take 202 years for women to achieve economic parity

  2. Age 6

    By this age, U.S. girls don’t think they’re as smart as boys

  3. 1 in 5

    50% of STEM students are women, but only 1 in 5 women hold jobs in STEM fields

  4. 2.24

    For every female character in film and television, there are 2.24 men

  5. 6

    Only 6 countries give women equal legal work rights as men

why girls?

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 global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training, Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl.  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.

Equality is a Movement, not a Moment

Achieving global gender equality 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.

Get Involved

Stand with girls all over the world.

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    Join Our Movement

    Join the Girl Up community to stay updated.

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    Donate to Girl Up

    Your donations help us unlock the unlimited potential of girls.

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    Partner With Us

    Your support helps our girl leaders take action.


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?

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    Donate or partner with us to mobilize changemakers everywhere.

    Ways to Support
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    Get Social

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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 tens of thousands of changemakers from 120 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

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    Explore the Issues

    All issues are gender equality issues.

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