Rise Up creates a better future for girls, youth, and women globally. Rise Up invests in visionary leaders, local organizations, and innovative solutions to achieve large-scale change through leadership development, advocacy, grantmaking, and storytelling. We believe we can rise up together to transform our world -- one community at a time, one country at a time.
Rise Up builds on the work of Let Girls Lead, which has transformed the lives of seven million girls since 2009 -- ensuring they are educated, healthy, safe, and heard. Over the past six years, we have expanded our model to include women, newborns, children, and youth through Let Girls Leads' sister initiatives, Champions for Change and the Youth Champions Initiative. Rise Up creates sustainable solutions for girls, youth, and women in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States.
Recent successes include:
– Ending child marriage in Malawi through the passage of national legislation which increased the legal age of marriage to 18 years of age.
– Guaranteeing legal protection for girls’ health, education, and welfare in Liberia, through passage and implementation of the national Children’s Law.
– Passage of a national health bill in Nigeria guaranteeing funding for delivery of health services to 178 million Nigerians.
– Building a global network of over 300 visionary leaders and 600 grassroots organizations advocating for passage and implementation of girl-friendly laws, policies, and funding around the world.