On April 5, Girl Up is joining groups around the world in Momentum1000, a global digital rally to talk about the big challenges our world faces and some big solutions that have helped address them.
Have you ever found yourself at a loss for fundraising ideas for an organization or cause that you are passionate about?
There are more than 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10-19 in the world today, making up the largest youth generation in history. This weekend I got to spend time with 16 of them.
Did you know that on average, organizations benefitting women and girls raise currently raise less than half of what other nonprofits and charities raise? It’s time to do something about that!
This International Women’s Day, I got the chance to learn about the issues girls face around the world at the Unite for Girls Tour in New Jersey.
Inspiration. Courage. Dedication. These are the words that come to mind when you think of a six-time Olympic medalist. Rebecca Soni is all of that and much more!
Ariel Graham of JCPenney’s campaign Squares & Streets came to visit Girl Up’s Teen Advisor Weekend in Los Angeles. Her visit ncapsulated what a partnership with Girl Up can bring to both the company and the cause.
As the most prominent human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe, Beatrice Mtetwa has dedicated her life to defending the rights of journalists from all over the world. This is not an easy feat under the oppressive, 33-year dictatorship in the country.
One of the highlights of Teen Advisor Weekend was a visit with six influential women who serve on the board of Women in Film, an organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential in the entertainment industry.
Even though I considered myself a compassionate, politically aware person, awake to the problems of people in the developing world, as a young person, I probably thought I could never really help. But this weekend, I got to meet three inspiring young women, who knew that they could.
Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, Global Advocate for Girl Up, celebrates Mother's Day in the Arab world by honoring strong mothers advocating for their children every day. Read her Global Mom Relay post today!
The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is something to celebrate, especially because it includes language that makes ending child marriage in developing countries a U.S. foreign policy priority.
Teen Advisor YingYing Shang shares her mother's story of struggle to success as part of the Global Mom Relay to help women and girls!
As Teen Advisor to Girl Up, I'm proud to say that my narrative is that of a girl who believes in the power of other girls and women. I played my part this past week when I lobbied the offices of Pennsylvania Congressmen and Senators.
The next leg of the Global Mom Relay will highlight the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a United Nations Foundation initiative that advocates for the use of clean-burning cookstoves around the world.
You may not have heard of a company called “Henkel?" Beyond their leading brands, technologies and their 47,000 employees all over the world, Henkel is also responsible for bringing the Unite for Girls tour to New Jersey!
As Executive Director of 10x10 and Executive Producer of the organization’s remarkable film, Girl Rising, Holly Gordon heads a team that wants to show the public that educating girls changes the world.
When I was in school, the two biggest continents in the world rarely registered in the curriculum. My children know so much more than I knew, and I am sure they will do amazing things with the knowledge they're gaining now.
Ready, set, go! The Global Mom Relay has officially kicked off! From now through March 21, Join us for the first leg of the relay and help unlock donations that will help us advocate for girls around the world.
Last week the UN Foundation, Girl Up, and the Global Conversation hosted a Google+ hangout. Girl advocates and champions shared stories, discussed challenges adolescent girls face in their communities.
As a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up has had incredible opportunities. Partnering with 10x10 and their feature film, Girl Rising, is one of my personal favorites.
Today is a day I will never forget. Today, I witnessed history that affects the lives of women & girls everywhere.
9 girls. 9 countries. 9 stories. 9 dreams.10x10’s Girl Rising is a new feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of girls’ education.
You may know Selena Gomez as lead singer of the band Selena Gomez and the Scene, or a star in the upcoming movie Spring Breakers. However, Selena’s talent goes beyond the arts; she is also a young woman committed to making a difference
The realization that many young girls residing in the city of Cartagena, Colombia have already had a child before even reaching high school is mindblowing.