Girl Up is a United Nations Foundation campaign which gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.
Now through early September buy two CLEAN & CLEAR® products at your local Target and receive a tote bag featuring the Girl Up campaign! Every CLEAN & CLEAR® Girl Up tote will be raising awareness of UN programs in Guatemala that are focused on educating girls and providing them with mentoring opportunities and internships.
UN programs in Guatemala are focused around health, safety, leadership and education – only 1 in 10 girls are enrolled in secondary education and of Guatemalan teen girls, 14% have no education at all.
Mami and Papi always made a point of letting my sister and I know how special being a girl was; how Papi had wanted seven daughters and how proud they were of us – their two luceros.
As I got older and Mami and Papi were well into their careers with the U.N., I understood and saw first hand that not every girl was as lucky as my sister and I were.
Today let’s join Mom Bloggers for Social Good in promoting gender equality and celebrating all women around the world. Here are four campaigns to share and tweet. You will be honoring other amazing women in the world. Tweet one or tweet them all!
Girl Up is a United Nations Foundation campaign where American girls are given the opportunity to become global leaders as they raise awareness and fund for UN programs that help some of the world’s hardest to reach adolescent girls. Girl Up envisions a world where all girls have access to education, health and safety. A new generation of women leaders is born!
Participate in Girl Up’s campaign by tweeting a picture of a woman that inspires you.
The mission of Women for Women International is to provide women survivors of war and other conflicts with tools and resources to rebuild their lives. Their campaign Join me on the Bridge started in 2010 when women from Congo and Rwanda joined together on the bridge connecting their two countries showing they could build a bridge of peace and hope
The World Food Programme feeds 20 million children through schools around the world every day. One of these children is Molly a 13-year-old girl in Nairobi, Kenya. She videotaped her personal story of living in a slum, watch her story and then take her quiz! For every quiz taken WFP can provide one more nutritious meal for a child in school.
Working around the world with local partners Oxfam ensures that women have equal access to solutions that can help them overcome poverty. This year Oxfam is inviting you to celebrate women who make a difference by sending out an e-card. Mine have already been sent. Who will you send yours to?