Giving Girls in Uganda an Equal Chance

“I want to be a nurse.” This comment was made in response to my age old question of, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I’ve asked this question to children in the United States, but this time I was in Uganda, speaking with a 14-year-old girl, Malacondia, who attends St. Luke’s Primary School in the northern part of Uganda, near the border with South Sudan. The school educates children from Uganda as well as refugees from South Sudan, displaced by the horrific unrest there. Not … [Read more...]

UN Global Update: Innovation‏ – GirlUp at Whitehouse

UN Foundation Board Points to Innovation Twelve of the world's leading voices for global progress and change gathered for the UN Foundation Board of Directors meeting in Norway, June 19-25. Meeting with government, corporate, and nonprofit leaders, the Board worked to build support for UN efforts to improve global health, catalyze innovations in international development, and call for global action on climate change. The trip culminated in a visit to Svalbard, Norway - the world's … [Read more...]

Bridget Duru, girlup ..We need 15,000 signatures to stop child marriage!

A Celebration of Women Foundation Inc.,I'm excited to let you know that you are helping make a difference in the fight against child marriage! Since we launched the child marriage petition in April, more than 10,000 membersof the Girl Up community have taken a stand to combat this harmful practice that affects thousands of girls in developing countries every day. Your incredible support shows just how powerful we can be when we unite for girls around the world. But we need your help to get more … [Read more...]

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