GLOW girls leadership and empowerment project

by Stepanavan Youth Center


Girls Leading Our World is a leadership program for young Armenian girls, ages 12-16 which includes residential summer school for 50 girls and a number of following up activities throughout the year.

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The role of women in Armenia especially in rural areas remains traditional. Future female leaders are currently held back by a lack of information and opportunities concerning career options, life options, and leadership development. The extracurricular programs for adolescents, especially with a leadership and civic participation focus, are very few or non-existent in the towns and villages of Armenia. The disparity in gender roles make it more difficult to achieve a truly democratic society.


GLOW offers girls life-changing self-development opportunities, explore issues they are concerned about, learn new skills and tools to enhance their self-development, discover their full potential, become active contributors of our evoloving society.

Long-Term Impact

This will be the 4th year of GLOW in Armenia. The feedback received and results achieved in the lives of individual girls is incredible! The program gives a chance to girls to grow and change through the program keeping the status-quo for rural girls


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Organization Information

Stepanavan Youth Center

Location: Stepanavan, Lori - Armenia
Website: http:/​/​
Stepanavan Youth Center
Lilit Simonyan
Project Leader:
Lilit Simonyan
Founder and Director of Development and Programs
Stepanavan, Lori Armenia
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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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