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.
Before I knew it, there I was, standing in front of hundreds of high school students, teachers, and mentors as I was about to present my first ever TED talk… live!
In February, the Miami Country Day School Girl Up club ran an awareness assembly for over 300 guests. First, homerooms watched a few clips about Malala and discussed the meaning of perseverance in relation to this hero.
Wilson High School Girl Up club members Kelsey Baez and Rebecca Ruvalcaba discuss their club's joint fundraiser with Threads of Hope.
Here at Girl Up, we know that YOU are the reason our campaign is a success. Let’s keep the momentum going! Tell us how to make the campaign even better.
Meet Eve Ensler. Tony Award-winning playright, performer, and activist, Eve is known around the world for her stance on gender-based violence and her collection of work that blends art and activism.
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s no shortage on things you can do to get involved: running, filming, flashmobs (!!)—we’ve got it all!
The question I wanted to answer was, “what would it take for every girl in the world to be educated, safe, healthy, counted, and positioned to be a leader in her community?”
When I was little, every time my family shopped at IKEA, I would ask my parents for a canopy bed. I thought canopies where what covered princesses as they slept, a luxury that I deserved, too.
2013 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Runner-up for Time “Person of the Year.” At 15 years old, Malala Yousafzai has already inspired the world—but she’s just getting started.
As supporters of girls, we can agree that we love seeing women in positions of leadership, right? Today, we’re excited to announce Kathy Calvin is officially stepping into her role as President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation!
"If we want girls to succeed, they first need access to life." Teen Advisor YingYing guest blogs for the Nothing But Nets campaign on malaria's life-threatening impact on children.
I recently attended a sneak peek screening featuring the soon-to-be-released film, Girl Rising. It was inspiring to see girls who truly exhibit Girl Up’s motto, “While we are strong, together we are stronger.”
What do YOU think are the most important issues the world should focus on? Speak up, because the United Nations is listening!
When U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Stacy Pearsall recalls the moment when the Army ground unit she was attached to came under attack in Iraq, she notes that her gender did not matter.
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an event at Sundance Film Festival this week. Our partner 10x10 premiered the trailer for the film Girl Rising and showed one of the chapters – Senna from Peru!
Through the Global Good Challenge, people have the chance to compete for amazing prizes, such as a trip to Africa, meeting Lady Gaga, or visiting the set of “The Celebrity Apprentice” by taking action on important issues.