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  • GENDER EQUITY NEWS UPDATE: New Law In Brazil Combating Child Marriage
    GENDER EQUITY NEWS UPDATE: New Law In Brazil Combating Child Marriage
    On March 13th, 2019 Brazil made it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to get married, no matter the circumstances. Brazil ranks 4th in number of child brides, so this is a BIG victory in the ongoing fight to end child marriage!  In February 2019 the bill passed the Senate of Brazil in the city of Brasilia, and officially became a law last week. Here are a few ... more...
  • WiSci 2019 applications due March 24th!
    WiSci 2019 applications due March 24th!
    MARCH 24 at 11:59PM ET is the application DEADLINE for the Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camps 2019! Spend two weeks in either Ethiopia or Kosovo this summer learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with other self-identifying girls aged 15-18 years old , with at least one year of high school remaining. Applicants must be ... more...
  • Girl Up Club Munali - debating gender equality in Zambia
    Girl Up Club Munali - debating gender equality in Zambia
    On March 15, 2019, a club in Zambia Girl Up Club Munali organized a debate to commemorate women’s month. The motion of the debate was “Is gender equality attainable by 2030” . The club picked this motion as a way to create an opportunity for girls at their school to learn more about Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) particularly SDG no 5. To increase ... more...
  • CLUB OF THE WEEK
    CLUB OF THE WEEK
    Happy Friday everyone! At the end of every week we will be featuring one superstar Girl Up club. Clubs are chosen from activity report submissions, so be sure to send in what you've been up to so we can shine a spotlight on your club. This week's club is Palisade Girl Up in Colorado, new to Girl Up as of this school year. They hosted several activities this year ... more...
  • Design a T-Shirt for Fabletics and Girl Up
    Design a T-Shirt for Fabletics and Girl Up
    CALLING ALL DESIGNERS! This is your opportunity to design a shirt for Fabletics and Girl Up to be at the Girl Up Leadership Summit!  Fabletics will select the top three designs and host a public vote on social media for followers to choose their favorite shirt. The selected design will be sold on Girl Up’s website and available for purchase at the 2019 Girl ... more...
  • STEM OPPORTUNITY: build an app!
    STEM OPPORTUNITY: build an app!
    Want to take your STEM skills to the next level? Girl Up has a new opportunity for girl leaders to design a mobile app! Novelly is an ed tech non-profit based in Los Angeles that is creating an online platform for teenagers to exchange feminist literature. The exciting news is that you can have the opportunity to design and code the app , working closely with ... more...
  • GENDER EQUITY NEWS UPDATE: US Women's Soccer Team Sues Against Gender Discrimination
    GENDER EQUITY NEWS UPDATE: US Women's Soccer Team Sues Against Gender Discrimination
    Welcome to your Wednesday weekly gender equity news update. This week we are spotlighting a case that is combating institutionalized gender discrimination in sports. The US Women's Soccer team, due to play in the Women's World Cup in few months, has filed a law suit, arguing that their pay, working conditions, training hours, medical treatment, ... more...
  • IWD 2019 Highlights!
    IWD 2019 Highlights!
    Girl Up in China launched their STEM competition and got 1.57 MILLION VIEWS on the Weibo and Wechat social media channels, and over 1,000 girls have signed up so far! 10 clubs in China celebrated IWD with film screenings, street-interviews and posters. A club in Zambia, Africa held a debate to celebrate IWD! Clubs across the United States also ... more...
  • Calling all Oregon clubs for a summit!
    Calling all Oregon clubs for a summit!
    The amazing Eva Jones , Teen Advisor and club leader at Hood River Valley High School, has taken the initiative to organize a state-wide OREGON SUMMIT! This would be a fantastic event and opportunity for OR clubs to gather, learn from each other, network, and become even stronger leaders and advocates for gender equality. Eva needs YOUR HELP to make this ... more...
  • Club Challenge: International Women's Day Gender Equality Challenge!
    Club Challenge: International Women's Day Gender Equality Challenge!
    This March, for Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8), Girl Up is challenging YOU to learn more about gender equality, tell us about the work your Club is doing to make a difference, and celebrate the amazing feminists who have made progress for girls and women through the ages. Check out the Club Challenge page for more details ... more...

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