1. Can you brief our readers about Girl Rising and it’s work?
Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment. We use the power of storytelling to change the way the world sees and values girls. Together with partners, we launch high profile campaigns to bring visibility to the issues girls face and inspire people to dismantle the barriers that hold them back.
We are currently running campaigns in India, Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the United States, and we work to expand our efforts to other places where our message is timely and girls are especially vulnerable. We work to empower everyone- men, women, girls, boys, students, presidents, celebrities, teachers, etc. to take their own actions to unleash the full potential of girls will result in improved health, prosperity and stability for everyone.
Our impact video
will give you a sense of the work we have done and the actions we have inspired.
2. What are the major projects the organisation has undertaken for reaching out to girls and women in
In the last three years, Girl Rising’s stories have reached millions of people around the world, inspiring thousands of girls and boys, parents and teachers, corporate leaders and government officials, to take
action and lead change in their own communities. You can read more about our impact here
We started out as a film project, looking to answer the question “How do you end global poverty?” One of the answers we found was to invest in girls’ education. Yet, this was years before anyone outside of small
circles was talking about girls’ education as a necessary opportunity for change.
Since then, we’ve shared our feature film across the world and documented hundreds of cases of action inspired by the film, driven over $2 million in resources to our partners and see dramatic growth in awareness around the issues. We built a strong network of partnerships that have allowed the film to
continue to reach new audiences. Now, we are localizing our tools. We run campaigns in India, Nigeria and the DRC, where we release new versions of the film in local languages and work with community partners and governments to reduce discrimination, build awareness and spark community led solutions to increase
access to education for women and girls.
Last year, we partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama to launch the #62MillionGirls digital campaign, earning over 1 billion impressions in just three days. Girl Rising content – the film, our free curriculum and the Teacher’s Guide –is the centerpiece of educational initiatives all over the world. They have been
downloaded by over 4,000 teachers in 60+ countries.
3. How can young girls and women requiring assistance reach out to you?
There are many ways that girls and women can benefit from our work gaining a sense of purpose, learning
the power of their own voice, seeking opportunities to empower themselves but, Girl Rising is not and has
never been a grant making organization. We are unable to offer support to those requiring financial assistance yet invite everyone to get involved in the campaign and create change in their own communities.
We recommend that those requiring this sort of assistance look locally for support to organizations that provide programming and interventions necessary to keep the girls in the film and thousands of others like
them safe, learning and healthy.
4. Can you tell us about your Films?