Girl Up Empowers Young Women in Guatemala

In the middle of sixth grade, Tania was forced to leave school so she could work to support her family. The United Nations recognizes that girls like Tania need support. So with help from the Guatemalan government, Caterpillar Foundation partner United Nations Foundation helped create Saquilaj B'e — a Girl Up funded program designed to promote indigenous adolescent girls' empowerment. At Saquilaj B'e, Tania participates in weekly workshops that teach her about her rights, allow her to express herself and provide her with relevant information, including gender-based violence and health issues. After she completes the program, Tania will be able to apply her knowledge and skills to a career that can help her secure a solid financial future.

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Page Copy United Nations Foundation campaign, Girl Up, reaches 775 in Guatemala
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