Our Mission

To engage youth in a global movement  to end gender-based violence and advance gender equality through programming and support of youth-led initiatives intended to transform communities, nations and the world,

  • by promoting gender equality and sensitivity among global youth
  • building a community of like-minded individuals, initiatives and organizations


The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You
may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world,
but if they don't play together, the club wont be worth a dime.
-Babe Ruth

Sport is our vehicle.

Man Up uses sports to educate and empower young people. At the 2010 World Cup, Man Up will host the first-ever Youth Summit to address violence against women and girls.

The Summit will pioneer a youth movement of young advocates who will carry the torch of change into their communities. This movement will make clear that violence against women and girls will not be tolerated.

Every community across the globe can tap into the international appeal of sports, particularly soccer, as a way to inspire and engage young people.