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Who We Are

We believe in the power of girls

Girls have a tremendous, often untapped power to change the world. Girl Up helps girls access their inner power to advance the skills, rights, and opportunities of girls everywhere.

Who's on our Team

A GLOBAL Movement

Girl Up’s leadership development programs have impacted 95,000 girls through 5,000 Clubs in nearly 130 countries and all 50 U.S. states. We’re inspiring a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change.

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    Our People

    Our hardworking and passionate team is working to create a new generation of young changemakers.

    Meet Our Squad
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    Our Partners

    Our network of partners and donors make it possible for Girl Up’s programming to impact lives.

    Meet Our Partners
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    Our Values

    Our core values include: Youth-Centered, Passionate Action, Global Community, and Accountability.

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how we started

Girl Up was founded by the UN Foundation in 2010 as an initiative to help support UN agencies that focus on adolescent girls.

UN Foundation

The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and nongovernmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-United Nations relations.

United Nations

Our girls’ fundraising efforts support United Nations’ programs (from agencies like UNICEF, UNHCR, UNFPA and UN Women) that give adolescent girls in developing countries an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.

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How Does Girl Up Empower Girls?
Leadership Development

Give to Girl Up

Your support of our girl changemakers means Girl Up can continue to work toward a world where girls have equal value, opportunity, and the chance to reach their fullest potential. You can make a difference in the life of a girl by donating today.

How to Get Involved

All around the world, our network of a million supporters is mobilizing for gender equality. Will you stand with us?

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    Donate or partner with us to mobilize changemakers everywhere.

    Ways to Support
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    Get Social

    Follow us on Instagram.

    Follow Us
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    Sign up to get the latest news and happenings in Girl Up’s movement.

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    Join our Movement

    Join tens of thousands of changemakers from 120 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

    Start a Club
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    Explore the Issues

    All issues are gender equality issues.

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    Upcoming Events

    Get involved at an event near you.

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