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Gender Justice


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.

  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 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.

Get Involved

Stand with girls all over the world.

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    Join Our Movement

    Start a Girl Up Club and connect with Girl Up leaders worldwide on our online Community.

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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?

  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 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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