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Cara Delevingne teams with Girl Up to empower young women

The organization supports programs that promote "the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries."

By Annie Martin
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Cara Delevingne teams with Girl Up to empower young women
Cara Delevingne at the London premiere of "Suicide Squad" on August 3. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Cara Delevingne is teaming with Girl Up in an effort to empower young women across the globe.

The 24-year-old British model and actress was named a new spokesperson for the United Nations Foundation campaign Monday.

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"We're so excited to announce our newest Girl Up Champion," the organization wrote on Instagram. "She's lending us her voice as a strong advocate for girls and women everywhere. Thanks for being a #GIRLHERO, @caradelevingne!"

"Today I become a Champion for @GirlUpCampaign! Together we are working to empower girls around the world. You see a girl, I see the future -- join me in this movement," Delevingne added on her account.

Girl Up supports U.N. programs that promote "the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries," according to its website. Donations benefit young women in Guatemala, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi and India.

"I'm truly honored to add my voice to the work Girl Up is doing to empower young women and create an entire generation of female leaders," Delevingne said in a statement.

"As I've traveled the world, I've seen the power that investing in girls can have. An empowered and supported girl is an incredible force for change; a change I am now excited to be a part of," she added.

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Delevingne is known for her modeling work with Burberry and Chanel and has also appeared in a number of movies. She will next star in the thriller London Fields with Amber Heard and Jaimie Alexander.

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