Celebrities and Women Leaders Join Hundreds of U.S. Teens at the "Unite for Girls Tour" Stop in Atlanta

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UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign Unites U.S. Teens to Empower Girls Around the World

What:     The Girl Up campaign’s “Unite for Girls Tour” will stop in Atlanta, GA and will bring together celebrities, women leaders and hundreds of teens from across the country in an event that will educate girls in the United States on challenges facing girls around the world and inspire attendees to take action. This particular tour stop will highlight the issue of child marriage.

    At the event attendees will have the chance to virtually travel around the globe and learn about issues facing girls through fun games, trivia, and unique physical challenges. This multimedia tour provides an opportunity for teen girls to experience what it is like to be a girl living in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Liberia and Malawi. Other highlights of the event include musical guests, a panel, a film screening, and a dance performance.

3254 Northside Parkway, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

When:     Monday, April 30, 2012
4 - 6 p.m. EST

Who:         Beverly Tatum, Ph.D, President, Spelman College
Megan and Liz, Teen pop star singers
Tika Sumpter, Actress, filmography includes Think Like a Man, Salt, Gossip Girl, and One Life to Live
Cynthia Nash, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Liberia
    Gina Reiss-Wilchins, Director of Girl Up, United Nations Foundation
    Pinney Allen, Head of School, Atlanta Girls’ School
The Ron Clark Academy’s Essentials Dance Team                        
Hundreds of teens from across the country

     How:    Please contact Andrea Austin (aaustin@unfoundation.org) for more information and to arrange interviews.     

Why:     Girls across the world share many attributes – they have great potential, ambition and spirit. But too many girls growing up in developing countries are not able to fulfill their dreams because their chances to go to school, stay healthy and live free from violence are out of reach.

Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls ages 13-18 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. Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Founding campaign partners include Viacom, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, Women’s National Basketball Association, GirlsUp, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, Girls Inc., and 10x10. Go to GirlUp.org to learn more.

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Andrea Austin
United Nations Foundation
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