ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation dedicated to securing equal opportunities for underprivileged adolescent girls in developing countries such as Ethiopia, Malawi, Guatemala, and India. Since Girl Up’s launch in 2010, they have partnered with the United Nations to support comprehensive programs that give adolescent girls in developing countries an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence. These partners include the International Labor Organization (ILO), World Health Organization (WHO), and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
ABOUT OUR CLUB
IHS Girl Up's aim is to provide Irvington students with service opportunities, affiliation with the United Nations and its programs, and exposure to the prominent issues faced by adolescent girls today. The club hosts fundraisers, events, and discussion sessions to understand how the repercussions of these issues affect us miles away. When girls are empowered, it benefits all of us. Investing in girls is key to reducing poverty: Girls who receive an education marry later, have fewer children, and are more likely to get healthcare for themselves and their children. Every year of schooling increases a girl’s future earnings by 10-20%.
Club events focus on advocacy and fundraising, from which 100% of the profits are donated to the organization's latest campaign. Events such as ornament making and the SchoolCycle bikathon involve members and encourage them to take interest in current social issues impacting these girls. To sign up, click the link below and make sure to join our Facebook and email list for event updates and more information!