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Mo’ne Davis Striking Out Stereotypes: Fab Female Friday

A 13-year-old girl from Philadelphia has entirely changed the meaning behind the phrase “throw like a girl.” 

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A powerful force with a powerful voice: #GIRLHERO Munira Khalif

It is a challenging – not to mention scary – task to stand in front of people and demand their attention. Now, imagine trying to do that in front of a conference hall filled with hundreds of youth leaders – oh, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN Education Envoy Gordon Brown and education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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Memory Banda: #GIRLHERO and girl advocate

This week, to celebrate International Day of the Girl, we’ve decided to give a shout out to a different #GIRLHERO every day and it all starts with Memory Banda.

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Who's your #GIRLHERO

Every day, girls around the world do amazing things – from small acts of courage to great acts of strength. Now, let’s recognize them. Cue #GIRLHERO. 

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Final Remarks at Clinton Global Initiative

On the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative, gender equality continued to remain a core theme. 

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Pure Empowerment

On September 23, I took a break from my typical day as a high school student and had the exciting opportunity to go to New York to learn how youth can be the key to unlocking improved health for women and children.

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Collaborating to Fight the World’s Most Pressing Issues

On the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama addressed all the members and said, “The most important title is not president or prime minister, the most important title is citizen.”

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Meet Helen Clark: Fab Female Friday

“When opportunity knocks at the door, open that door." - Helen Clark

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Let girls lead at the Social Good Summit

As a new Girl Up Teen Advisor for 2014-2015, my first task of order was to attend the Social Good Summit. It wasn’t much of a “task,” because both days of the Summit were as invigorating as they could be. 

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