Blog: Girls and Women

Violence Against Women: How You Can Stop It

By Guest Blogger on November 26, 2012

VAW takes many forms, including physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence. It crosses cultures, communities and countries—devastating lives, fracturing families and communities, obstructing economic opportunity, preventing generations from reaching their full potential, and stalling national development.

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Supporter Spotlight: Interview with Sarah Gale, Girl Up Teen Advisor

By Jenni Lee on November 5, 2012

The United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign empowers American teenage girls to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. In September, Girl Up announced its new class of “Teen Advisors,” a group of girls who will mobilize action in their communities and provide advice to Girl Up over the next year. I recently had the opportunity to speak to Sarah Gale, a Teen Advisor from Boca Raton, Florida.

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An Idea to Change the World: Empower Girls

By Kathy Calvin on October 11, 2012

Across the world today, teenage girls are making their voices heard and promoting a transformational idea: empower adolescent girls everywhere. As part of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, girls and other supporters are holding more than 50 events in nine countries to celebrate the “International Day of the Girl Child,” a day to recognize the power of girls across the world and to advocate for their rights.

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Powering Better Futures for Girls

By Richenda Van Leeuwen on October 11, 2012

Imagine life without electricity or modern fuels – no light at night, only fuelwood to cook with. Imagine life as a woman without electricity or modern fuels – driven by culture and necessity to spend your days gathering fuel and water and living in a smoky environment that is dangerous to your family and your health.

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