GirlUp is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation. It was founded in 2010. GirlUp aims to achieve global gender equality.
Led by a community of passionate advocates for women’s safety, the club aims to instill leadership skills in young girls from all walks of life and also envisions making everyone aware, sensitive and intolerant of gender inequality.
GirlUp Clubs are open and inclusive of any youth regardless of sex, gender identity, race, religion, ethnicity, political belief, socioeconomic status, sexuality, or physical ability.
Girl Up India is a branch of GirlUp which operates in India and manages Indian chapters of GirlUp.
GirlUp Ruhi is a chapter of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. Through education, fundraising, advocacy and service, GirlUp members develop the leadership skills necessary to make a positive difference in the lives of girls everywhere. While focusing on women in corporate, the club also makes efforts to uplift people from the underprivileged section of the society by donating and organizing drives.
Sukoon was a fundraiser to raise funds for covid relief, which were donated to the Hemkunt Foundation, a non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian help to marginalized sections of society. The event was organized over three days, during which artists from various talent histories across the country exhibited their talents and urged viewers to donate to the cause.The event was a big success, raising over 84,000 rupees. Sukoon also managed to uplift the mood and boost the mental health of the viewers.
Women Empowerment: What’s in it for me?
Held on 20th November 2020 on Google Meet, this was an event where female entrepreneurs from diverse areas and human rights activists presented their inspirational experiences. The speakers were : Yogita Bhayana, anti-rape activist Nirbhaya Movement; Veenu Kakkar, women’s rights activist and independent consultant; and Utkarsh Mathur of Women Development Cell, Hansraj College, and Girl Up Delhi University
Women in entrepreneurship
This event was organized in collaboration with GirlUp Abaadh, Ambedkar University, on 5th March, 2021 on Zoom platform. In the talk show, female entrepreneurs shared their inspiring journeys and motivated young women to venture into the corporate world and the field of entrepreneurship. Our esteemed speakers were: Kanchan Mittal, a CA by profession and founder of Ipsaa daycare, a children daycare; Srishti Bajoria and Aastha Bhansali, founder of Odestudio, a stationary firm concerned with packaging and design; and Vandana Kapur – Founder of The Channel and Investor Ladies
Verification of Covid-19 Resource Leads and its suggestion to those in need:
As the second wave of Coronavirus hit India, the dwindling resources became a reason of concern for the masses. It was then that our team took to verifying online resources for Covid Warriors India. The purpose of this activity was to help provide verified and timely Covid resource contacts to the needy. Resource verification was done every three hours during the day. Further, a repository of verified leads was created on social media, to help provide easy access of contacts to all.
Extension and Outreach Activities