Girl Up was founded in 2010 by the United Nations foundation in order to establish a platform for all girls no matter where they live to defend gender equality. It is a global movement dedicated to empowering women around the world. It consists of empowered women leaders fighting to defend gender equality and helping to provide resources for others so that they too can spark social change. Girl Up advocates and champions engage girls to stand up against gender inequality because when we all stand together there is no stopping what girls can do. This platform of change has proven successful as to date Girl Up has supported 34,095 girls in countries including Liberia, Guatemala, and Ethiopia.