Girl Up

by United Nations Foundation
Girl Up
Girl Up
Girl Up
Girl Up
Girl Up
Girl Up
Girl Up
Girl Up
Mar 1, 2013

Girl Up: Uniting Girls to Change the World

Victoria Justice visits UN programs in Guatemala
Victoria Justice visits UN programs in Guatemala

Girl Up has been leading the movement for adolescent girls around the world, from standing up for girls’ education to helping end child marriage in developing countries. In recent months, Girl Up supporters have rallied behind Malala Yousafzai, the brave 15-year-old advocate for girls’ education who was shot in the head by the Taliban, by sending her thousands of messages of hope and get well wishes. ABC News, inspired by the outpouring of support from teens across the country, aired some of these messages of hope for Malala on February 4, 2013.

In January 2013, supporters from across the country also helped Girl Up Champion Victoria Justice reach her $20,000 fundraising goal for Girl Up. As a thank you, Victoria released an exclusive music video of her song “Girl Up”—inspired by a recent trip to Guatemala where she visited UN programs serving the hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. The song and music video share a powerful message about the importance of investing in girls so they can be educated, healthy, safe and leaders in their communities.

The work doesn’t stop there. After years of advocacy in support of ending child marriage in developing countries, Girl Up helped secure a legislative win for girls everywhere by sending thousands of messages to their elected officials—resulting in passage of legislation that requires the implementation of development assistance programs to reduce child marriage in countries where the problem is most prevalent.

We’re not done yet. In the coming months, our Girl Up Clubs, Teen Advisors and supporters will continue the momentum as they raise awareness about girls’ education by hosting screenings of the powerful new film Girl Rising in their local theaters and schools. Will you join the movement? Sign up for a theater or campus screening today. 

Thank you!

Girl Up


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

United Nations Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @unfoundation
Melissa Hillebrenner
Project Leader:
Melissa Hillebrenner
Washington, DC United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in United States or in Gender Equality that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.