We believe that every girl deserves to live life beautifully.
Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, safe, and counted, they transform their communities.
Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. Led by a global community of passionate advocates changing policies and raising funds to support United Nations programs, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.
What began as a campaign for American girls, Girl Up has quickly become a borderless movement, with nearly half a million supporters and advocates from the U.S. and around the world. Our unique leadership training and skill development has created a generation of current and future girl leaders; leaders who have helped Girl Up raise millions of dollars for United Nations programs, lobbied members of Congress to stop child marriage and ensure that girls are registered at birth, and have showed their schools, friends and communities the true power of girls.
Girls are part of the largest youth generation that this world has ever seen. There are 600 million adolescent girls in the world today. Our youth leaders, representing more than 1,200 Girl Up Clubs in 66 countries, are formed by groups of dedicated youth who have joined together to take action and change lives, empowering people in their own communities and adolescent girls in developing countries to rise up. “I am her. She is me.” It’s not just a slogan – it’s a way of looking at the world.
You can change the world by investing in an adolescent girl! Go to GirlUp.org to: