Girls Can Change the World (Watch the Video)

Robin Marty recently wrote about the United Nation’s Girl Up program. The program “gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.”

In the short animated video below, the UN Foundation takes you through the life of a teen in a developing country. It shows precisely how educating and providing opportunities to teen girls can make a huge difference in their lives.


photo credit: Arturo Avila via flickr


Gina P.
Gina P.5 years ago

It says this video is private, although I am logged in. I'd like to see it.

Joyce S.
Joyce Shulman5 years ago

it said "this video is private" and it wouldn't open for me-WHY-I wanted to see it and let my 2 daugters see it, too-is there anything I can do to see it?? Why did all the other people have no problem?

Beng Kiat Low
low beng kiat7 years ago


beverly g.
beverly g.7 years ago

this is wot we need WOMAN POWER across the world, there wud b no wars. Just peace.

Nellie K A.
Nellie K Adaba7 years ago

Girl power!

Muriel B.
Muriel B7 years ago

Cute video. It may help at meking young ones in North America aware of other girls' situations but it will take a lot more than that to actually help third world girls.

As long as male attitude and thinking does not change and respect women and girls, it will not change for the better.

They need education, but they will continue to face extreme dicrimination from their men.

Nicole W.
Nicole W7 years ago

I just read the book "3 Cups of Tea" about a man named Greg Mortenson who is doing just that in Pakistan!! Amazing story... he believes that you educate people, especially girls and these villages thrive. In this case, women were no longer dieing in childbirth with education, and they were also having less babies! And the boys were less likely to succumb to the Taliban as well - inspiring book and a great read :)

irit h.
irit h7 years ago

A great video. I am going to post it in a wonderful site of women - the
Join us there.:):)

Tammy Davis
Tammy Davis7 years ago


James Connolly
James C7 years ago

After watching the video, I wished there was something I could do to help. However, I think the problem with 3ird world countries is their culture. I don't think it is fair to blame the men or the women without factual evidence, which this video did not contain. The best we can do for them is to give advice on ways to improve their culture, but they have to have the desire to change. We can also continue to help provide the 3 basic necessities (food, water and clothing).