The Municipal Let Girls Lead Girls Network in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala share about their work, and discuss how they contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
In late June, the results of CONCAUSA, the youth meeting organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), UNICEF and América Solidaria, were revealed and we are excited to announce that of the 706 proposals received, the Rise Up Girl Network from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala won the contest with their “Girls Helping Girls” video!
This video contest amplified the voices of youth ages 15 to 17 who are social innovators, active in their communities, and taking ownership of the 2030 agenda of the United Nations and its Sustainable Development Goals.
Winning girl leaders Jimena, Eyleen, and Alejandra will get to participate in a series of workshops at the meeting in Santiago, Chile at the end of November. They are one of 17 groups from all over the continent that will participate in the meeting, which will culminate with a ceremony where they will present their proposals to national and international decision makers. Good luck girls!
Rise Up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families and communities through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements. Since 2009, Rise Up's powerful network of over 500 leaders has directly benefited 7 million girls, youth, and women, advocating for over 100 laws and policies impacting 115 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the US. Rise Up is based at the Public Health Institute (PHI), a leader in global health and development for over 50 years.