By S. Lawrence
GirlUp is a new student-led club, aiming to raise awareness about issues regarding women worldwide and reinforcing the idea of women empowerment.
We are a group of young women, who recognize the struggle of living in a world overflowing with patriarchal beliefs. As individuals, we all have unique visions and opinions on the complications we have with society, and the struggles we face for simply being women. And together, we have weekly meetings to discuss them and do our best to positively impact our viewers. That’s the beauty of individuality; recognizing these issues that we have to put up with separately and using this as an advantage to help other girls and women who are out there, fighting for equality by sharing our stories. In July, we created an Instagram account, which will be our main platform. We have posted about gender related crimes and how this has changed over the years, a review on the fascinating documentary ‘The Mask You Live In’, an educational post on the difference between feminists and femists, along with much more!
Additionally, we would also like to add that we are working on a fundraising project that involves producing handmade bracelets to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations, such as AFESU, which provides female education. They strive to transform lives through personal value. We really admire the outstanding work they do.
Furthermore, Girl Up is a global organization founded by the UN (United Nations) Foundation in 2010 as an initiative to support and empower adolescent girls. Amazingly, Girl Up’s leadership development programs have impacted over 75,000 girls through over 4,000 clubs located in nearly 125 countries!
We hope you are interested in learning more about women empowerment and how you can make a difference!
Visit our Instagram @girlupstpauls