The first Australian representative for the United Nations Foundation 2019-2030 Girl Up Teen Advisor has been selected.
Bowral resident and Year 10 Frensham student, Georgia Shakeshaft is one of 24 girls who will act as global advocates and leaders for gender equality.
Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and works across a global community to achieve gender equality worldwide.
Since 2010, Girl Up has partnered with the United Nations to fund programmes that give girls an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.
Georgia is passionate about human rights, particularly in relation to girls and education and has expressed her excitement about working in support of girls globally.
Last year, when first interested in Girl Up, Georgia acted with the support of Frensham staff and started Girl Up Southern NSW with the aim of advocating and fundraising for Girl Up causes.
Currently there are about 20 members of the group who meet a couple of times each term.
This year Georgia was successful in her application for a 2019-2020 Teen Advisor position, and is looking forward to her involvement in the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington DC in July.
Girl Up's leadership training and skill development aims to create a generation of current and future girl leaders.
Its model to create leaders is rooted in a transformative experience that builds girls' confidence and is focused on action.
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