Girl Up
yesterday at 23:10. Facebook
"Only after I’ve graduated will I think about whether or not I want to get married. It’s my decision." Ursula, 12, shares her hopes for the future thanks to the Saquilaj B'e program, supported by Girl Up and run jointly by Unesco Guatemala OPS/OMS GUATEMALA UNICEF Guatemala & UNFPA Guatemala. #girlupguatemala
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yesterday at 17:14. Facebook
Campus leader Kayla Walker shares 5 badass black feminists we ❤ love: [ Buff.ly Link ] #blackhistorymonth

5 Badass Black Feminists We Love

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Girl Up
02/25/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Eliza, Alina, Reyna, and Lesuiandy (left to right) are the next generation of Guatemalan leaders. Each of them leads local UNICEF Guatemala-supported Paz Joven programs, which provide safe spaces for girls to meet and discuss ways to prevent early marriage and adolescent pregnancy. Lesuiandy and Reyna, 23, are both trained teachers and all of the women lead grassroots advocacy asking local...
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02/25/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
As part of their OPS/OMS GUATEMALA safe spaces program, girls from Santiago de Chimaltenango performed a skit on the risks of early pregnancy and talked with Cecilia Escobar from PAHO about how dialogue on sexual and reproductive health has decreased young pregnancies in their community by 40% since 2014. Girl Up supports these programs to ensure every girl has a chance to choose their own...
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02/24/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
At Carrizal Arriba school in Huehuetenango, student leaders stand with comics that are used by UN programs to provide comprehensive sexuality education as well as strategies to increase self-esteem and prevent bullying and violence.

Ari Getty, a generous supporter to the Girl Up-supported program, shares photos with students, while other students listen to a class anti-bullying...
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Girl Up
02/24/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
United Nations Foundation VP Peter Yeo shares his photos from a visit to the UN's Safe Space program in Llano de la Tuices, Guatemala:

The UN works with the girls to develop their self-esteem, learn how to resist early marriage, encourage staying in school, and avoid pregnancies while they are just young teenagers and in school. About a quarter of the girls have dropped out of school to care...
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02/24/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
"Because of this program, when we’re older we’ll have a better future. They’ve taught us that self-esteem is to believe in yourself, take care of yourself, to value yourself." Yoselin, 11, shares what she and her friends learn in the Saquilaj B'e program, which provides adolescent girls with safe spaces to meet and learn about good health and ways to prevent forced early marriage and...
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Girl Up
02/23/2017 at 20:12. Facebook
"Before the White Ribbon program, I thought girls should stay at home. Now I know girls should get to go to school and work jobs. We also talk about why forced marriage is bad." Josue, 15, shares what he's learned in the San Andres Xecul White Ribbon program, which is run by UNFPA Guatemala and UN Women and teaches boys and girls about how to combat forced marriage and violence against women...
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Girl Up
02/23/2017 at 13:21. Facebook
Maria (right front) and Mirna (center front) pose with their classmates and teacher Magdalena in front a church near their school in San Andres Xecul, Guatemala. They are a few of the over 300 students who benefit from joint Girl Up-supported programming with UNICEF Guatemala, UNFPA Guatemala and UN Women which provides supplies, fees, and flexible programming so girls can go to school. The...
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Girl Up
02/22/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Props to our friend & Girl Up leadership summit speaker Marley Dias on her new activism guide for children & teens

12-Year-Old Marley Dias Is Publishing An Activism Guide For Children And Teens

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Girl Up
02/22/2017 at 01:21. Facebook
Shout out to Sony Pictures Vietnam studio for hosting Girl Up #TeenAdvisors yesterday for a tour of the studio and a screening of The Eagle Huntress! #TheEagleHuntress #inspired #TAWeekend
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02/20/2017 at 20:56. Facebook
Girl Up Campus leader Kayla Walker shares her top five favorite badass black feminists and activists leading the way for women everywhere. #BlackHistoryMonth

5 Badass Black Feminists We Love - Girl Up

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Girl Up
02/19/2017. Facebook
Female leaders from the public and private sectors have joined forces to help close the tech gender gap and get more girls in STEM.

Sheryl Sandberg Is Working With Female Governors to Close the Tech Gender Gap

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Girl Up
02/18/2017. Facebook
The injustice at home is a lesson for me. I want to be a lawyer,” Rihala shared before a long absence from school. With help from her teachers, Rihala returned to finish 10th grade. Then 11th. Then 12th.

After Escaping Marriage to Afghan Man, 70, in 10th Grade, Rihala Is Now Pursuing a Law Degree

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Girl Up
02/17/2017. Facebook
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency announced last week that the number of South Sudanese refugees seeking safety has reached 1.5 million, with thousands more people crossing into Uganda each day. In our latest photo series, you can see just what daily life in a refugee settlement looks like. Learn about the ongoing crisis: [ Bit.ly Link ]

In Photos: Daily Life in Uganda's Refugee Settlements - Girl Up

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02/16/2017. Facebook
An empowered girl can change the world. In a time of division, two Girl Up leaders share how they unite their communities to fight for girls everywhere.

VIDEO: A Day in the Life of Two Girl Up Leaders - Girl Up

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Girl Up
02/15/2017. Facebook
Read the story of seven-year-old Bana who used Twitter to draw attention to the plight of Syrian children in Aleppo and plans to continue her activism for refugees in Turkey. #withrefugees

A day with Bana, the Syrian girl who gave a voice to Aleppo

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Girl Up
02/14/2017. Facebook
Girls deserve a #FutureNotFlowers. On #ValentinesDay help them say #IDONT to child marriage & realize their dreams: unfpa.org/FutureNotFlowers

This Valentine's Day, I don’t want flowers. I want a future. | UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

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Girl Up
02/14/2017. Facebook
Happy #ValentinesDay! Looking for a new way to celebrate? Share the love of community by hosting a dinner with refugees. Our friends at UNICEF and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency put together a toolkit to help you get started! #RefugeesWelcome❤

Refugees Welcome to Dinner

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Girl Up
02/14/2017. Facebook
Need a last-minute #ValentinesDay gift idea? Check out these awesome items that give back to women around the world

23 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Combat Sex Slavery, Educate Girls & Empower Women

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