What do Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding and Florence + the Machine all have in common? They’ll be at The Sound of Change Live concert, and you can be, too! Girl Up is thrilled to announce “The Sound of Change Sweepstakes”, your chance to win two tickets to The Sound of Change Live on June 1, 2013 at Twickenham Stadium in London.
Can you imagine leaving your home, community and family at only 12 years old? Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World, the latest report in the Girls Count series, explores adolescent girls and internal migration. Released today, this is the first report to give an in-depth look at the opportunities and the challenges girls may face when they relocate in pursuit of greater opportunities.
Anything is possible when we come together and #Chime for Change! Chime for Change, founded by GUCCI, is a new global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls' and women's empowerment.
Do you know someone who’s got what it takes to be a Girl Up Teen Advisor? Or maybe you are the girl for the job? May 1-31, you can nominate a girl to serve a year-long commitment beginning this September as an advisor for Girl Up.
Like all of us at Girl Up, Zeenat Rahman strongly believes in the power of youth. Recognizing that half of the world is under the age of 25, Zeenat knows that global problems cannot be solved without the youth participation.
This Thursday, April 25 is World Malaria Day and we want you to help girls stay healthy and protected from malaria. It’s easy for you to get involved to save a girl’s life.
Since arriving in Central America, Annie and Sofia have been introduced to so many girls who have shared incredible stories -- stories of strength, perseverance and empowerment.We think everyone should hear these stories, including you!
Thank you! Merci! Gracias! Danke! Xie xie! No matter how you want to say it, help us and the Better World Campaign give a big THANK YOU to UN Peacekeepers all around the world in celebration of International Day of Peace on Sept. 21!
It’s been an exciting summer for Serena Williams. After winning Wimbledon, the fiercely competitive professional tennis player went on to win a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics (her third gold medal to date!) and her fourth U.S. Open title!
My ability to read has helped me to be creative, inspired and informed. How has reading changed your life?? This is the question the Global Partnership for Education wants you to think about for their awesome Reading Changed My Life Photo and Video Contest!
Tonight, She’s the First is launching their second annual tie-dye cupcake campaign with a super SWEET Twitter party and you’re invited! Girl Up will be taking part and so will tons of other awesome organizations that work to empower adolescent girls.
When you hear her name, you probably think of her in a glamorous dress at a movie premiere – or you think of her hunky partner Brad Pitt. But when we hear Angelina Jolie, we think of a woman who is a tireless advocate on behalf of refugees all around the world.
You walk into an elevator and inside is an influential member of the U.S. government. The door closes and she looks at you, leans over and asks: Why do you think we should care about adolescent girls’ rights in developing nations?
Do you know what the eight goals are? Even if you think you do, this awesome, interactive page will help you learn all about the MDGs!
You’re already plugged in. Now use your social media for social good. Girls around the world need your help and you can make a difference in ending child marriage by tweeting! Girl Up has joined forces with Girls Not Brides to push for an increased financial and political commitment by Sec. Hillary Clinton and the U.S. State Department to end child marriage.
You asked, she answered! Check out our interview with Aisha Cooper Bruce, a Liberian advocate for girls.
We know you have a lot to say, and during the month of August, what you say can save a child’s life!
Rebecca Soni made our country proud today by shattering the world record (yes, the record that she had only just set the night before!) in the 200-meter breaststroke, clocking in at 2:19.59 to win the gold.
Want to meet Victoria Justice? Here’s your chance! Enter our contest for a chance to hang out with our Victorious Champion on her first national tour!! (Yep, you can go ahead now and scream out of excitement. We did too when we found out!)
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a girl in Liberia? Aisha Cooper Bruce, a prominent Liberian advocate for adolescent girls’ rights wants to hear from YOU! Aisha will be in our office this Friday for a video interview with Teen Advisor Eliora Katz, and she’s excited to answer some of your questions!
Nadia al-Sakkaf does not want to be a traditional Yemeni woman. What she does want is a more just Yemen filled with empowered women and girls who are afforded the same liberties and opportunities as men.
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you couldn’t go to school? Here in America, we are lucky that this question is just hypothetical. But this is a reality for girls all over the world: A life without an education.
Women and girls should be able to live a life free from violence and harm, and yet more than 50 percent of women and girls in many countries experience domestic violence. Take action! Sign the CARE Voices Against Violence petition and speak out against violence.
Fawzia Koofi wants to empower women and girls in her home country of Afghanistan and she will not rest until she sees change. In a country where girls are often considered to be useless and insignificant, Fawzia is determined to become Afghanistan’s first female president and continue to positively impact the country she loves so much.
For Take Action Tuesday this week, we want you to go shopping. (That's right - shopping!) With the new school year coming up around the corner, Girl Up and our partner CLEAN & CLEAR® are excited to announce an exclusive deal at Target for back-to-school shoppers!