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Highlights from the SoCal Local Leadership & Learning Day 32
By: Tess Richman, August 2013

This past Sunday, nearly 100 girls (and boys!) came from all around Southern California to gather for the first Girl Up Local Leadership and Learning Day. The Girl Up Southern California Coalition was thrilled to even have Julie Willig, the Girl Up Campaign’s Grassroots Officer, fly out from Washington, D.C. in ...
Added by Julie Willig
Blog Girl Up News
01/07/2014
The Girls Count Act of 2013: A Powerful Aid to Fighting Human Trafficking 33
On November 19th, 2013, I was honored to speak to students and faculty at the Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus for their Human Rights Human Trafficking Series. The topic of my presentation was “Girl Up: Advancing Human Rights among Women Starting with Young Females”.  I focused on how Girl Up offers a resistant strain to the ...
Added by Julie Willig
Blog Girl Up News
01/07/2014
Every Child's Birth Right: UNICEF Report 34
According to UNICEF, only 7% of Ethiopian children are registered at birth. That means no birth certificate, no ID, no chance at reaching your full potential. A new important report by UNICEF, an agency of the United Nations, addresses the uphill battle unregistered children face to access education, healthcare and social security. 
Added by Julie Willig
Blog Girl Up News
01/07/2014
The Other Malalas 35
Congrats to Girl Up Club Presidents Celeste Dushime and Thandiwe Diego for their tremendous accomplishments! The Guardian is featuring them alongside 10 other girl activists from around the Global South who speak up to fight back against social stigma, inequality and gender discrimination. Check it out
Added by Julie Willig
Blog Girl Up News
01/07/2014
Making Progress with the Girls Count Act 36
We are happy to report that the Girls Count Act (H.R. 3398) now had 9-yep 9!-co-sponsors. That means because of your hard work, more members of Congress were educated about this bill and why it's so important. 
Added by Julie Willig
Blog Girl Up News
01/27/2014
Understanding Child Marriage 37
It's hard to imagine. Say you're 14 years old. You wake up one morning, come down for breakfast, and your parents announce you have been arranged to be married. For the 142 million girls, this is their reality. 142 million girls will marry before adulthood within this decade.

Why does child marriage exist? The Council on Foreign ...
Added by rachelw
Blog Girl Up News
01/31/2014
UN Women's Awesome Idea 38
Girls' and women's rights should be front and center. That's why UN Women created a database of every country's constitution and gender based laws . Want to know what Guatemala's constitution says about women? Or Russia? This website compiles all the different provisions related to gender contained in constitutions in ...
Added by Julie Willig
Blog Girl Up News
02/10/2014
How I Hosted My Girl Up Signature Event 39
By Teddy Oh, February 2014
This January, Sewickley Academy's Girl Up Club hosted our first fundraiser ever as we presented the documentary, Girl Rising , to our school. 

Our school sponsors a Silk Screen Film Series, so they covered the cost of the film. ( Hint: Tap into your school resources. ) We worked with our school to advertise and ...
Added by rachelw
Blog Girl Up News
02/11/2014
New Co-Sponsors for the Girls Count Act 40
 
More good news! This week, five new co-sponsors were added to the Girls Count Act of 2013 in the House of Representatives. That brings us to 14 co-sponsors for this critical legislation, with bi-partisan support from 9 Democrats and 5 Republicans. Awesome progress. 

Is your representative on the list? If not , now is a great time to ...
Added by Julie Willig
Blog Girl Up News
02/13/2014
Learning about FGM 42
Earlier in February, United Nations officials called for the eradication of female genital mutiliation, more commonly known as FGM. For those unfamiliar with FGM, it can be difficult to imagine a widespread cultural practice in which girls are cut. FGM can cause both physical (and emotional) com
plications including pain, infection and ...
Added by rachelw
Blog Girl Up News
02/28/2014

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Highlights from the SoCal Local Leadership & Learning Day 32
By: Tess Richman, August 2013

This past Sunday, nearly 100 girls (and boys!) came from all around Southern California to gather for the first Girl Up Local Leadership and Learning Day. The Girl Up Southern California Coalition was thrilled to even have Julie Willig, the Girl Up Campaign’s Grassroots Officer, fly out from Washington, D.C. in ...
Added by Julie Willig Blog Girl Up News 01/07/2014
The Girls Count Act of 2013: A Powerful Aid to Fighting Human Trafficking 33
On November 19th, 2013, I was honored to speak to students and faculty at the Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus for their Human Rights Human Trafficking Series. The topic of my presentation was “Girl Up: Advancing Human Rights among Women Starting with Young Females”.  I focused on how Girl Up offers a resistant strain to the ...
Added by Julie Willig Blog Girl Up News 01/07/2014
Every Child's Birth Right: UNICEF Report 34
According to UNICEF, only 7% of Ethiopian children are registered at birth. That means no birth certificate, no ID, no chance at reaching your full potential. A new important report by UNICEF, an agency of the United Nations, addresses the uphill battle unregistered children face to access education, healthcare and social security. 
Added by Julie Willig Blog Girl Up News 01/07/2014
The Other Malalas 35
Congrats to Girl Up Club Presidents Celeste Dushime and Thandiwe Diego for their tremendous accomplishments! The Guardian is featuring them alongside 10 other girl activists from around the Global South who speak up to fight back against social stigma, inequality and gender discrimination. Check it out
Added by Julie Willig Blog Girl Up News 01/07/2014
Making Progress with the Girls Count Act 36
We are happy to report that the Girls Count Act (H.R. 3398) now had 9-yep 9!-co-sponsors. That means because of your hard work, more members of Congress were educated about this bill and why it's so important. 
Added by Julie Willig Blog Girl Up News 01/27/2014
Understanding Child Marriage 37
It's hard to imagine. Say you're 14 years old. You wake up one morning, come down for breakfast, and your parents announce you have been arranged to be married. For the 142 million girls, this is their reality. 142 million girls will marry before adulthood within this decade.

Why does child marriage exist? The Council on Foreign ...
Added by rachelw Blog Girl Up News 01/31/2014
UN Women's Awesome Idea 38
Girls' and women's rights should be front and center. That's why UN Women created a database of every country's constitution and gender based laws . Want to know what Guatemala's constitution says about women? Or Russia? This website compiles all the different provisions related to gender contained in constitutions in ...
Added by Julie Willig Blog Girl Up News 02/10/2014
How I Hosted My Girl Up Signature Event 39
By Teddy Oh, February 2014
This January, Sewickley Academy's Girl Up Club hosted our first fundraiser ever as we presented the documentary, Girl Rising , to our school. 

Our school sponsors a Silk Screen Film Series, so they covered the cost of the film. ( Hint: Tap into your school resources. ) We worked with our school to advertise and ...
Added by rachelw Blog Girl Up News 02/11/2014
New Co-Sponsors for the Girls Count Act 40
 
More good news! This week, five new co-sponsors were added to the Girls Count Act of 2013 in the House of Representatives. That brings us to 14 co-sponsors for this critical legislation, with bi-partisan support from 9 Democrats and 5 Republicans. Awesome progress. 

Is your representative on the list? If not , now is a great time to ...
Added by Julie Willig Blog Girl Up News 02/13/2014
Learning about FGM 42
Earlier in February, United Nations officials called for the eradication of female genital mutiliation, more commonly known as FGM. For those unfamiliar with FGM, it can be difficult to imagine a widespread cultural practice in which girls are cut. FGM can cause both physical (and emotional) com
plications including pain, infection and ...
Added by rachelw Blog Girl Up News 02/28/2014

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