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Make Girls Count on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Today marks the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, a day to raise awareness of this global problem, explore solutions and show solidarity with the victims of human trafficking. We’re supporting the effort to end human trafficking by advocating for the Girls Count Act.

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Pledge to end child marriage and FGM: Take Action Tuesday

Today, the UK government and UNICEF will co-host the first ever Girls Summit, bringing together people from around the world to discuss ways to end child marriage and FGM. Will you join in and show your support?

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ACT NOW: Because this just happened

It’s here. It’s finally here. The Girls Count Act of 2014 was just introduced in the Senate – and we have to act now! Here’s what you need to know:

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A Birthday Gift for Malala: Fab Female Friday

Over the course of two years, the name Malala Yousafzai has become synonymous to strength, courage, and resilience. Join the global community on July 14 by raising your voice this Malala Day and making Malala’s 17th birthday wish come true!

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The Magic of the Girl Up Leadership Summit

What happens when you put 175 passionate girl leaders (and one brave boy!) from 28 states and 6 countries in one room? Magic - Girl Up Leadership Summit kind of magic.

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What Refugee Girls and All Girls Deserve: An Education

The only time I had ever heard the word refugee was rocking out to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ song simply titled “Refugee.” It wasn’t until I had the opportunity to visit and interact with refugee girls in Ethiopia that I finally understood what that word meant.

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The World Cup and Girls: Take Action Tuesday

In two days, the eyes of the world will be looking toward Brazil. Earth-shaking cheers, faces painted with pride, and 32 international teams will commence the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Girl Up is not missing this global moment – and neither should you. 

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Getting Her to the Finish Line, Literally!

I throw my hand up in the air to conclude the team’s exuberant pre-race cheer, beaming at the circle of nervous 4th grade girls in their hazard orange racing t-shirts. After months of hard work, the launch of the culminating Girls on the Run Twin Cities 5k race in Minneapolis was mere moments away.

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Change the World in 5 Minutes: Take Action Tuesday

It’s time to put your game face on for girls and women! Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World, a global platform for young change-makers, is now accepting applications for its annual contest to find the most innovative, sustainable and cost-efficient ideas to improve the lives of marginalized girls and women. 

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Maya Angelou: Fab Female Friday

In search of something extraordinary, inspiring and powerful? The work of the late Maya Angelou will easily satisfy all three. Maya was a woman as incredible as her words.

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