December is a dangerous time for young Maasai girls. During this month, they are home from school for the holidays and at higher risk of undergoing FGM and forced early marriage.
Empowering adolescent girls has a crucial role to play in ending gender-based violence. In many ways, adolescent girls and young women are more vulnerable to physical, psychological and sexual violence than adult women.
‘Tis the season for coats and scarves, holiday sales, and...selfies?
A senior at Middlebury College majoring in International Politics and Economics, Rana Abdelhamid is not your average college student. A Truman Scholar and Pickering Fellow, Rana was recently honored at the 2014 Global Leadership Dinner hosted by the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA.
A girl named Annie is improving the lives of girls around the world, simply by turning 16 years old.
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.
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.
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.
The 2014 Social Good Summit illustrated what it means to not only follow in someone’s footsteps, but make your own path.
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?