2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit at UN Foundation, Washington D.C. [July 15-17, Funding Available]: Apply by Feb 21

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By: Jasmeet | 22 Jan 2020 7:29 PM

No matter their background, girls have the power to transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training,

Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl. Because when girls rise, we all rise.

The Summit

Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, an organization created to support the work of the United Nations.

More than 400 passionate youth advocates from around the world will gather for the 9th annual Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. For three days, these young leaders will learn from influential speakers, engage in skills-based workshops, and participate in a day of action. The Summit is an enriching, cross-cultural experience that aims to empower, educate, and activate the potential of young changemakers. Through mentorship from –

  • Girl Up experts
  • thought leaders
  • celebrity champions
  • and women trailblazers,

Summit participants will uncover critical skills and be empowered to serve their communities as defenders of gender equality.


You will leave the Summit with:

  • The know-how to organize a successful Girl Up club in your school and/or community
  • Deepened understanding of the challenges faced by girls, and awareness of the current solutions
  • A network of your peers committed to a world where girls have equal value, opportunity, and the chance to reach their fullest potential.
Who can Attend?

The Leadership Summit is open to students aged 13-22, with programming specially designed for students in high school. We encourage students of all genders and backgrounds to attend.

Financial Aid

For selected applicants, Girl Up will reimburse for up to $1,000 USD for transportation costs (bus/train/flight) and provide complimentary registration to the 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit. All financial aid recipients must abide by Girl Up’s travel policy.

Registration Fees
  1. Early bird registration: $129
  2. Regular registration: $149

Registration closes on June 15, 2020, or once capacity is reached, whichever comes first. Past years have sold out quickly, with a long wait list.The registration fee covers the cost of all programming, meals (excluding dinner) and transportation for the day of active service. The registration fee does NOT cover your hotel room. You must reserve and pay for your accommodations separately.


To register online, click here.

The last date to apply for financial aid is February 21, 2020.

For further details, click here.

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