Your Journey with Girl Up

How are you advancing gender equality? No matter what issue you focus on, you are an important part of the movement to realize girls' rights. Share your own story, or read other members' stories - so we can learn from each other and be inspired!

  • I Wrote A Novel Thanks To Girl Up
    I Wrote A Novel Thanks To Girl Up
    Thanks to Girl Up, amongst other female empowerment organisations, I've gained the confidence and determination to do what I've always wanted to do, despite my age, gender and lack of resources. I'm seventeen years old and I've written and self-published my own novel. It's based on the true-life led by my inspirational grand-aunt Rose in the 1950's. ... more...
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  • A Journey from a Commoner to an advocate
    A Journey from a Commoner to an advocate
    Well, I can still recall how my mom and dad used to scold me over my studies. How they thought that being born as girl means "You have to be conservative, always at a low tone, behind the safe zone bars..." and what not! Now, when I look at my journey six years back, I really feel that lots and lots of things have changed. How from being a geek girl in my high school today I am the one who stood against the male dominated spirit fighting the college elections. India from ages has reflected it's clear inclination towards a male dominated prospect. But now, It's high time enough. We need to break this dogma. We need to raise our voice high enough. Today, I'm a girl pursuing her law graduation degree. I want to be the voice of millions of girls unheard not only in India but also across the globe. I Want to drive a revolution through which each and every parent of a girl child be proud to have one.  I want to say it aloud that "Now, it's enough of you all taunting the parents of having only a girl child." I am a girl, the daughter and a sister of anather girl. I'll be soon an advocate by profession and my lil sister dreams to be a fighter pilot!!! Listen it clear- Yes, A woman fighter Pilot! more...
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  • Stepping Up your Fundraising from HRVHS Girl Up
    Stepping Up your Fundraising from HRVHS Girl Up
    Hi Girl Up fundraisers! I am the founding President of HRVHS Girl Up and I want to share some of our fundraising strategies with you guys. Last year, we were fundraising club of the year with $13,500, and this year, so far, we have raised $ 12,500! more...
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  • Platform for Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen
    Platform for Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen
    Partnering my club, “Girl Up Like a Champion,” with the girlup.org foundation is my platform for Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.  Girl Up Like a Champion will inspire and empower girls, through impactful experiences, to: gain leadership skills, contribute to girlup.org and to cultivate the self-worth of girls around the world.  Girl Up ... more...
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  • My girl hero
    My girl hero
    Hoy, celebrando el Día Internacional de la Niña, me encantaría agradecer a todas por darme esta oportunidad, todas son grandiosas, todas podemos llegar a hacer cosas impresionantes. Nunca hay que darnos por vencidas, siempre hay que dar lo mejor de nosotras. %u2764%uFE0F more...
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  • Being A Feminist In Regional Australia
    Being A Feminist In Regional Australia
    My name is Georgia Shakeshaft, I am 15 years old and I live in the Southern Highlands, a group of country towns in New South Wales. I am a feminist, and I have been as long as I knew it was a title for someone who believed in gender equality. I am founder and co-president of Girl Up Southern New South Wales and this is my story of being a feminist in regional ... more...
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  •  Students Protesting Against Sexual Harassment Banners On Campus Face A Deluge Of Attacks
    Students Protesting Against Sexual Harassment Banners On Campus Face A Deluge Of Attacks
    On May 7th, my friends and I felt outraged when we saw a banner on the school square that read “Your children can have 26 or 27 Gan Die”. Gan Die  is a Chinese word used on social media that might be translated as ‘sugar daddy’. Without any hesitation, we protested with a placard saying “This is sexual harassment” in front of the banner and posted a photo ... more...
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  • Anya Thakur: Girl Up's Dream Big Princess Campaign Is More Relevant Now Than Ever
    Anya Thakur: Girl Up's Dream Big Princess Campaign Is More Relevant Now Than Ever
    Teen celebrity journalist and women's advocate Anya Thakur on being the change. Anya Thakur: UN Women's Dream Big Princess campaign is more relevant now than ever The 12-county Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area has a population of over 6 million people, making it the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. There is limitless ... more...
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  • Going Through Domestic Violence, Argumentative Essay (A Streetcar Named Desire)
    Going Through Domestic Violence, Argumentative Essay (A Streetcar Named Desire)
    Argumentative Essay- Domestic Violence (A Streetcar Named Desire)  what you guys are about to read is a small sum up about a book I read called A Street Car Named Desire in my Sophmore year that taught me a lot about how serious it is to go through domestic abuse by your partner, or marriage mate etc. I hope this helps you guys understand my position and ... more...
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  • When Was the Last Time You Cried?
    When Was the Last Time You Cried?
    When people say they can't remember the last time they cried, I am shocked. More than likely, I have already cried that week. I am a busy, and passionately invested individual. I'd like to counter the notion that crying is bad or something we should hide in public. I cry watching Dobby die in Harry Potter for the trillionth time (sorry spoilers), when I see ... more...
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  • The Power Of Passion
    The Power Of Passion
    Both of my parents grew up in Korea, and, like most people in East Asia during the 70's, they grew up extremely conservative. In the wake of the Fourth Republic, an authoritarian, militarized government was the 'norm', and challenging any societal or political precedents was often seen as wayward and radical. In addition to this, Korean culture is, and ... more...
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  • Languages As A Way To Advocate And Build Meaningful Relationships
    Languages As A Way To Advocate And Build Meaningful Relationships
    Learning languages has always been a passion of mine because it helps me foster deeper relationships with diverse people.  I began learning languages when I was a baby. My parents taught me to be fluent in Arabic so that I could be connected to my heritage and culture, and so that I could communicate with relatives overseas. As I grew up, I employed my ... more...
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  • Storytelling As Advocacy
    Storytelling As Advocacy
    I step out onto the stage, legs quaking and heart racing. I can’t decide if the bright spotlight that blinds me from the hundred of peering faces is to my advantage or disadvantage. I think back on the English tea and cookies I ate just two hours ago, and wonder what they would look like spattered across the floor of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. I ... more...
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  • Reinhardt University RECAP: Hull Represents Reinhardt At Leadership Summit
    Reinhardt University RECAP: Hull Represents Reinhardt At Leadership Summit
    Learning experiences traveled outside the classroom this summer for sophomore Aisis Hull, who participated in the Girl Up 2018 Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. “Girl Up Leadership Summit is a time where all girls, and even guys, can talk about equal rights for women, and in general,” said Hull.     more...
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  • Meeting Stacy Abrams
    Meeting Stacy Abrams
    I had the opportunity to meet our states Democratic Candidate for Governor, Stacy Abrams. She came to visit my hometown, Macon GA. She talked about many issues facing our state and the most important was Jobs. Abrams, gave pics with visitors of the forum and my mom told her that our Girl Up group Little Latina Girls of Middle GA. & Macon Magnolia's Int. will ... more...
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  • Hosting 100 Women & Girl's Rally 4 ABRAMS
    Hosting 100 Women & Girl's Rally 4 ABRAMS
    100 Women & Girl’s Rally 4 ABRAMS Statewide Georgia Democrat Voters, Canvassing & Fundraising Ages 12- Adult All Girl Groups & Women Sororities United (Bilingual Volunteers Highly Needed) SIGN UP YOUR GROUP TODAY CALL: (478) 227-3498 September 1st, Saturday 10 AM Middle Georgia Rally Downtown Macon Georgia Mulberry & Third Street   more...
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  • 2018 Leadership Summit Building Sistership
    2018 Leadership Summit Building Sistership
    I had a great time in DC during the leadership summit and I also had a great time building sisterships with fellow girl advocates. It was great touring the city, learning about how our government works, and being empowered by the many great speakers that spoke at our summit.(Picture: Me at the far left end) ( Picture: Me in the gray shirt and black shorts)   more...
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  • The Power Of Your Voice
    The Power Of Your Voice
    “Saara, what?”   My stomach dropped as I peered at my phone quickly to make sure it wasn’t broken. My best friend repeated it again- one of our favorite high school teachers, a permanent resident with two children and a wife, was being deported.   I was on a bathroom break during my first Minnesota Youth Council retreat, when I received panicked messages ... more...
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  • Power To The People
    Power To The People
    At this point in my life, there is nothing in this world that gives me the feeling that politics does. The robust contentment and gratification that comes with making you and your community's voice be heard can still give me goosebumps. The first time I remember this feeling was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July of 2016. Up until this point, politics ... more...
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  • Change Begins With You
    Change Begins With You
    Although the tunnels under Capitol Hill were air-conditioned to combat D.C.’s humid summer weather, my group was drenched in sweat from dashing back and forth between congressional offices. Our last meeting was with Congressman Paul Cook, and we were determined to convince him to co-sponsor our bill, the Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in ... more...
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