Loudoun Valley HS Girl Up

LVHS chapter of UN Girl Up; advocating for gender equality on a global scale. The United Nations has this amazingly cool program called Girl Up, and it's all about gender equality on a global scale.

Girl Up works through the UN to fight issues like child marriage, domestic abuse, women's health, voting rights, and education through lobbying, fundraising, volunteering, mission trips, and raising awareness. Girl Up has been implemented as a club in over 1,000 schools across the country, using the passionate minds of teenagers to actualize gender equality world wide. Girl Up clubs are run direct


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While (some of) the United States was not ready for the first woman president....

Oregon was ready for the first bisexual woman governor, Kate Brown
Illinois was ready for the first Thai-American woman senator, Tammy Duckworth
Minnesota was ready for the first Somali-American woman legislator, Ilhan Omar for State Representative - 60B (a former refugee as well)

Don't be discouraged. Be inspired. 🙆

The US now has its first Thai-American senator, its first LGBT governor and its first Somali-American Muslim legislator.

m.firstpost.com 09/19/2016

Slam poetry gives a voice to Malagasy women - Firstpost

m.firstpost.com There's nothing 22-year-old slam poet Caylah doesn't speak about. Whether it's the government, globalisation or domestic violence she doesnt mince her words

[09/09/16]   Come to Girl Up tomorrow morning during A Rotation! There will be snacks!

[09/05/16]   One year ago today, Girl Up officially became a club at LVHS! We are looking forward to a wonderful year with everyone and can't wait to see what the year has in store.

qz.com 08/31/2016

For more proof that men, not skirts, are the reason women are r***d, look to Hong Kong

There is even more evidence against victim blaming than most people realize.

qz.com Women in Hong Kong wear whatever they damn well please, but are much less likely to be attacked.

npr.org 08/11/2016

'Because I Can': Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Wins Third Gold Medal At Age 42

Congratulations Kristin Armstrong! First person to win 3 consecutive gold medals (at age 42!) Definitely a #GirlHero 🚴🏅

npr.org "For all the moms out there, I hope that this was a very inspiring day," Armstrong said after winning her race and making Olympic history in Rio de Janeiro.

[07/28/16]   Can we all bask in the excitement of the first woman to be nominated by a major party for the presidency? Regardless of political difference, this is a historical moment!!💖


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Did you miss the 2016 Girl Up Leadership Summit? Don't worry. We got you covered. Get the top takeaways from 2016-2017 Teen Advisor Rachel Auslander!

girlup.org 07/27/2016

Livestream - Girl Up

Did you miss the 2016 Girl Up Leadership Summit? Watch the whole thing here: https://girlup.org/leadership-summit/livestream/

girlup.org Home / 2016 Girl Up Leader…2016 Girl Up Leadership Summit Join hundreds of young leaders from across the U.S. and around the world for our 2016 Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. 2016 Girl Up Leadership Summit OverviewSpeakers + ProgramLivestreamLocation + LodgingPhotos + StoriesFAQSpons...

[07/27/16]   Girl Up has 5 focus countries: Guatamala, Liberia, India, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda. Which one would you like to visit and why?




are you a girl who love innovation and technology? look no further!


[06/19/16]   Our new leadership group is Mandy Baatar, Madi McIntosh, Bella Burgess, Lizzy Elliehausen, and Nadia Leiby! (Check your emails for specifics!!)

docs.google.com 05/24/2016

2016-2017 Leadership Application

If anyone is interested in applying for the leadership team next year, here is the application!!!


email this to [email protected] or give it to one of the sponsors by June 1st or 9:00AM June 3rd AT THE LATEST

docs.google.com Thank you so much for showing interest in becoming a Girl Up leader for next year! It’s so important that we have a good leadership team to continue our advocacy over into years to come. This year, we are hoping to shape the leadership through the five pillars that Girl Up focuses on (see below.)...


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It's official: The U.S. has launched its first-ever strategy to empower girls around the world!! Here's why it matters → http://bit.ly/1pJTSNz




If the Beyonce impression doesn't blow you away, their beatboxing will.

blog.ed.ted.com 02/11/2016

5 TED-Ed Lessons by women in science


blog.ed.ted.com Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Here are 5 of our favorite TED-Ed Lessons written by women in science:

[02/03/16]   Meeting is canceled today due to the entire leadership squad being out.

amightygirl.com 01/10/2016

20 Body Image Positive Books for Mighty Girls

This is awesome!!!!!!! I wish I had these books when I was younger!!


amightygirl.com A Mighty Girl's recommendations for body image positive books for Mighty Girls of all ages!

girlup.org 11/25/2015

SchoolCycle - Girl Up

There's a GREAT fundraiser right now called SchoolCycle! It raises money to buy girls in Guatemala bicycles to get to school safely.

Find out more and donate directly here: https://girlup.org/schoolcycle/

And there are two awesome apps to download on your phone that also raise money!

http://www.donateaphoto.com/cause/girl-up-2 use this app to "donate a photo!" for every photo uploaded, johnson and johnson donates $1 to schoolcycle!! awesome and easy!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/charity-miles/id505253234?mt=8%20 use this app to donate your exercise! for every mile biked, walked, or ran, money is donated to school cycle!! so fun!

girlup.org An educated girl can change the world. But in many developing countries a prohibitively long – and unsafe – walk to school prevents girls from completing their education. In Guatemala, 6 out of 10 indigenous girls drop out of school by age 15. That’s why Girl Up is expanding its successful SchoolCyc…


The Try Guys Get Prostate Exams


November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and its the most common cancer exclusively seen in males. Prostate cancer can be super dangerous and even though this might not seem like a Girl Up issue, healthcare and wellness definitely is. As the Try Guy video says, individual wellness isn't looked at as traditionally masculine. Changing, reforming, and breaking gender roles is a large part of the gender equality movement!!! Health isn't exclusive to any gender, and various cancer exams should definitely be things to keep in mind, for all people!


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