No matter their background, girls have the power to transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training, Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl. Because when girls rise, we all rise.

Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.

The UN and UN Foundation

Learn more about the United Nations Foundation and our work with the UN.

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Our Staff

Get to know the Girl Up staff.

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Teen Advisors

Learn about the Teen Advisor program and meet the girls currently serving on the Teen Advisor Board.

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