#11DaysofAction

11 Days,
11 Different Actions.

From October 1 leading up to International Day of the Girl on October 11, join us and take action so that every girl, everywhere can reach her full potential. Because while we are strong, together we are stronger.

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Action of the Day
Day 9: Ask a Question and Be Heard
We’re having a Twitter party about advocating for girls.

Do you want to know how to make girls a priority in U.S. foreign policy? Tweet your questions and comments to @GirlUp with the hashtag #11DaysofAction, and your question could be selected to be answered!

Tune in from 1-1:30 pm EST for our live Twitter chat with Girl Up Champion Monique Coleman!

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We are so excited to have a growing number of international Girl Up clubs, and Aisha Keita leads one of them.  From Banjul, Gambia, Aisha is president of The Brave Girls Girl Up Club.

We’re all about connecting girls around the world, which is why it was so cool that Aisha was able to join the Girl Up Leadership Summit this year via Skype. Projected onto a big screen in front of nearly 150 youth, Aisha spoke about what it was like to be a girl in Gambia and about her club’s activities.

Aisha uses her international relations knowledge in her involvement with the American Corner Banjul, an initiative of the U.S. State Department. Making (radio) waves was part of Aisha’s 2013 International Women’s Day experience – she hosted a special radio program to commemorate the day.

As if Aisha’s star couldn’t shine any brighter, she also has established a mentorship program at a local primary school in Gambia that aims to reach girls who are denied education.

A girl like Aisha can change the world. In fact, she already has.

Girl Up Champion

Betty McCollum

1 in 7 girls in developing countries will be married before age 15. But thanks to Representative Betty McCollum and other members of Congress, fewer girls will get married early and will instead be educated, healthy, safe, and counted in their communities. Representative McCollum worked tirelessly to ensure that language fighting child marriage was included in the Violence Against Women Act, which passed in March 2013. “Keeping girls and women safe from violence and abuse here at home and around the world will always be a priority for me,” McCollum said.

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