United Nations Foundation Girl Up Leadership Summit 2020 in Washington, D.C., USA | Funding Available


Applications are invited from passionate youth advocates from around the world for the United Nations Foundation Girl Up Leadership Summit 2020 in Washington, D.C., USA. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 June, 2020.

United Nations Foundation Girl Up Leadership Summit

The Girl Up Leadership Summit is an opportunity for youth leaders (ages 13-22) to gain the skills, resources, and confidence to make an impact on gender equality in their communities.


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 skill-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.

Girl Up Leadership Summit Eligibility.

  • Changemakers aged 13-22
  • The motivated and fearless
  • Those who know they can make a difference and that together we are stronger
  • Those with big, bold, ideas
  • Those ready to be a leader
  • YOU!

Girl Up Leadership Summit Benefits.

Join the movement! Meet leaders from around the globe committed to making a difference in themselves, their community, and the world. 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

Girl Up Leadership Summit Funding.

Cost can sometimes be a barrier to experiences like the Summit, and Girl Up is committed to supporting leaders regardless of their economic background. The deadline to apply for need-based travel financial assistance is February 21, 2020.

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

There is a limited amount of financial aid available. Unfortunately, they are not able to provide financial support to every applicant. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate their need in the application.

How to Apply for Girl Up Leadership Summit.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Here Official Link

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