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Girl Up Celebrity Campaign Comes to D.C. to Unite U.S. Teen Girls to Empower Girls Worldwide
Girl Up Celebrity Campaign Comes to D.C. to Unite U.S. Teen Girls to Empower Girls Worldwide

 


March 12, 2012- Washington, DC. This past weekend in Washington, Celebrities and women leaders came together with hundreds of teens at the first United Nations Girl Up Leadership Summit hosted at the House of Sweden. Teen girls organized and attended workshops that focused on developing leadership skills in the community and school organizing, advocacy, event planning, fundraising and communications all in effort to raise awareness and take action to assist their peers in Malawi, Liberia, Ethiopia, and Guatemala.   Headlining the summit was actress/activist Monique Coleman, Girl Up supporter and best known for her acting role in "High School Musical," joined the Girl Up campaign to execute their purpose of raising awareness and taking action to help other ladies in Malawi, Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Liberia.  Through the Girl Up  "High Five" sector of the campaign, donors can give $5 to developing countries to help granting access to clean water, life-saving health services, and safety and violence precautions.   Some other highlights included a performance from the KanKouran West Africa Dance Company and a live stream from South Africa of teens from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership AcademyGirl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation that gives girls all over the world, ages 13-18 the chance to raise awareness and funds for programs that educate them on becoming healthy, safe, and positioned to be the leaders of the next generation. Log on to Girlup.org for more information on how you can donate and volunteer.