Posts tagged United Nations Foundation
GIRL RISING: The Missing Part of the Conversation
Annie Gersh is Goddess of the Week!

Annie Gersh is a Teen Advisor with Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign designed to harness the energy and compassion of girls in the United States to help girls in developing countries. Annie is 13 years old and attends Marlborough School in Los Angeles. Her school is an independent all-girls school for grades 7 through 12 that is dedicated to helping young women develop self-confidence, creativity, moral decisiveness and a sense of responsibility as active global citizens.

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Queen Rania Helps Kick Off Girl Up's 'Unite for Girls' Tour

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined hundreds of teen girls at a Girl Up rally in Los Angeles last Friday to raise awareness and funds to help adolescent girls in developing countries around the world.

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Girl Up: Give a "High Five"

One such campaign, which had its official launch this month, is called Girl Up. Started by the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up was created to channel the energy and compassion of American teen girls as a powerful force for change. As Girl Up global advocate Queen Rania of Jordan has put it, "Girl Up is about changing peer networking from sharing movies and music, to sharing missions and movements."

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The Clinton Global Initiative: Empowering Girls and Women

"So when you educate a woman, you really do transform societies," said Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan yesterday in the panel discussion. "It's not just about doing girls a favor, it's really about benefits that cascade throughout society and really make a huge difference."

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