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Leadership Development

So you wanna be a changemaker?

We focus on building transformative leadership for girls to be gender justice advocates worldwide, including self-confidence, personal accountability and long-term aspirations.

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Issues We Care About

Before we can achieve gender justice, we have to learn about the issues and how they intersect. Explore and learn how to get involved and make a difference.

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    Gender Justice

    Equity is a movement, not a moment.

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  2. Climate

    Restoring the climate for girls and women.

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    Gender-Based Violence

    On a mission is to eliminate gender-based violence.

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    When you educate a girl, you advance a nation.

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    STEM for Social Good

    Using STEM skills to promote gender justice.

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  6. Sexual & Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice

    Decisions about her body means a decision about her future

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    Leveling the playing field for women in sports.

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Issues We Care About

Girl Up shows us that activism and feminism don’t have to look one way. There are so many different ways that you can use your strengths to help other people.

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our leadership development curriculum


The Leadership Tools We Teach

Our programs help girls to hone their skills in community organizing, goal setting, and effective communication. Girls who complete our programming report increased confidence, higher levels of civic participation, and a stronger conviction and ability to take action for global good.

  1. Advocacy

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  2. Fundraising

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  3. Storytelling

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  4. Organizing

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The world needs new solutions to social issues, along with new leaders to pave the way for these solutions. Girl Up provides a free Leadership Course designed to strengthen your skills as an emerging leader. This self-paced course will guide you through activities to learn new leadership skills, grow your advocacy expertise and build your confidence to drive social impact.

Register for our Girl Up Community and access the course today!

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How You 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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    Join our online community to connect with our network of girl leaders working together for gender equality.

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    Apply to be part of a WiSci Girls STEAM Camp and learn how to use STEM for social good!

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  3. Teen Advisors

    By girls, for girls. Carry out advocacy goals, provide feedback on strategy, and energize others to take action.

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  4. Global Leadership Summit

    Connect with other young changemakers from around the world at Girl Up's annual flagship virtual event this summer!

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  5. Project Awards

    Youth changemakers can apply for project funding to create lasting change in their communities!

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  6. Girl Up Alum Network

    Thousands of girls around the globe have participated in Girl Up programming. What if that initial participation was only the beginning?

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  7. Explore Upcoming Events
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Ways to Support

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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 our Movement

    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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    Upcoming Events

    We’d love to see YOU at an in-person or virtual Girl Up event.

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