What is Girl Rising?

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment.

We use the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Our mission is to change the way the world values the girl and ensure that girls’ education is part of the mainstream conversation.

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 raise awareness about the issue, inspire action and make change happen through film and other tools, such as educational and advocacy videos, screening guides and a free school curriculum.

We also focus on getting girls in school through ENGAGE - a dynamic public-private partnership in India, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria - and seek opportunities to expand our efforts to other places where our message is especially timely.

Why girls?

Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.

Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive.

Yet millions of girls around the world face barriers to education that boys do not.

Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all.

Campaigns and Programs

Incredible organizations around the world are working to provide schools, scholarships and other resources for girls. However, few are working to change beliefs and mindsets to ensure that girls are able to access those resources. This is where Girl Rising comes in.

The Film

We believe that media is a powerful way to encourage people to take action that can create real, tangible change. Inspired by Girl Rising, millions of people have been encouraged to dismantle the barriers girls face. Whether it’s fundraising to get girls in school, painting murals, volunteering or organizing marches, every action you take strengthens our movement.

Learn about the film and how you can get involved.

Girl Rising ENGAGE

Girl Rising ENGAGE (Empowering Next Generations to Advance Girls’ Education) is a USAID-supported public-private partnership that aims to to change the way girls are valued, help people understand her worth and share the benefits of educating and empowering her.

In India, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we are pairing localized Girl Rising storytelling with action campaigns to galvanize and support community-led change for girls.

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The Educator Program

Girl Rising is a powerful teaching tool, and we’re working to reach students everywhere. Our free, Pearson Foundation-designed Girl Rising curriculum and the Educator’s Edition DVD offer engaging lesson plans, inspiring projects, and other exclusive content to inspire and empower the next generation of global leaders.

Join in


Education helped all of us become who we are today. But more than 62 million girls around the world are denied the right to an education.

Girl Rising and Let Girls Learn have come together to raise awareness of the barriers to education that girls are facing and to invite you to take action.

Join us

Partners and Team

Our Partners

Girl Rising gets its power from its partnerships. These people and organizations make everything we do possible.

Our Team

Our team is small, but our passion for educating women and girls is massive! We come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, ranging from film production to international development.

Our campaign strategy and work is driven by our New York office, production work and creative content is crafted in Los Angeles and our country campaigns are thriving in India, Nigeria and the DRC.

Meet the Team

Press & FAQ

Got a question? Look no further.

Explore our press page for images and overviews. Check out our frequently asked questions page or email us at info@girlrising.com.