Applications are open for the Girl Up 2019 Leadership Summit. This summit is an opportunity for youth leaders to gain the skills, resources, and confidence to have an impact on gender equality in their communities.
From July 15 to 17, 2019, more than 400 passionate youth advocates from around the world will gather for the 8th Annual Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, DC For three days; these young leaders will learn from influential speakers, participate in skills-based workshops, and participate in a day of action.
The Summit is an enriching and intercultural experience that aims to empower, educate and activate the potential of young creators of change. Through the mentorship of Girl Up experts, opinion leaders, famous champions and pioneering women, Summit participants will discover critical skills and have the power to serve their communities as advocates of gender equality.
The girls are powerful. The girls have unlimited potential. Girls can change the world. And yet, in certain parts of the world, girls still do not have access to opportunities.
When girls have power, it benefits all of us. Investing in girls is key to reducing poverty: girls who receive an education get married later, have fewer children and are more likely to get health care for themselves and their children. Each year of schooling increases a girl’s future income by 10-20%.
To increase girls’ confidence, this summit will be very beneficial for them.
Deadline is February 15, 2019