Girl Up

About the project

Girl Up is a project financed by the Västra Götaland region and offers health-promoting information efforts in sexual and reproductive health and girls’ rights for young newly arrived girls

Things that are discussed: anatomy, female and male genitalia, female genital mutilation, Swedish laws and regulations linked to the Swedish norm and value system, contraceptives and condom knowledge, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and information on different types of help available.

We have educated Girl Up informants through the project; girls with different cultural backgrounds who themselves have experienced the integration process in Sweden. These informants will in turn lecture about SRHR to young newly arrived girls. By increasing knowledge about SRHR and providing information about Swedish laws and regulations linked to Swedish society, through the Girl Up project we want to work preventively around sexual risk behavior and violence in close relationships and increase knowledge about men’s violence against women. With the project, we intend to strengthen girls’ self-esteem and position in society.


  • Spread knowledge about sexual and reproductive health and rights of young newly arrived girls.  
  • Spread knowledge about Swedish laws and regulations linked to Swedish society with its norm and value system
  • Spread knowledge about HIV/STI and increased knowledge about what it is like to live with HIV to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV
  • Promote sexual, physical, and mental health
Noaks Ark Göteborg & Västra Götaland - Girl Up

Further development

The project is three years long and when the project is finished, it will be integrated with ordinary activities with a focus knowledge-raising work in order to reach migrant groups in particular.

Our Girl Up informants will continue to be available to be booked into lectures, workshops and other knowledge-raising activities.

To book us in, click here.

Noaks Ark Göteborg & Västra Götaland

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Reliable answers about HIV

You can turn to our counseling and ask any questions you want regarding HIV or other sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases and remain completely anonymous. The call is not registered on your phone bill.

We who answer the phones have over 30 years of experience working with HIV. We are available for you on non-holiday weekdays between 10 am and 12 pm. During week 29 and week 30, we are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.