A 13-year-old girl from Philadelphia has entirely changed the meaning behind the phrase “throw like a girl.”
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.
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.
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.
On the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative, gender equality continued to remain a core theme.
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.
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.”
“When opportunity knocks at the door, open that door." - Helen Clark
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.
This year’s Social Good Summit set the stage for what is sure to be an ever-growing movement of impact. Living in the digital age, it’s so important to utilize technology for what it’s best at: connection.
The 2014 Social Good Summit illustrated what it means to not only follow in someone’s footsteps, but make your own path.
As I sat in my chair and watched Graca Machel, Kathy Calvin and Helen Clark take the stage at the 2014 Social Good Summit, I started thinking about the event hashtag and what it means to me: #2030NOW.
It was only my first day at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative, but I was immediately captivated by the members’ immense energy dedicated to social change. I started my day off attending a session on Girls & Women Strategy.
Twenty years ago some big things happened for women and last week I had the honor of commemorating these moments.
They’re big, they’re bold, and they’re bringing a brighter future. The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will go down in history as being a unified global effort to reinvigorate the fight against world poverty.
The Girl Up family gets bigger by the day. Welcome, Mistie Bass! This WNBA star, Duke University graduate, and passionate humanitarian is now also the newest Girl Up Champion.
On August 12, the global community celebrates International Youth Day— a day where the world turns its attention to the incredible potential of its youth and acknowledges the real impact that young people have already made in their communities.
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.
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?
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.