What is Girl Rising?
Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education.
We use the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies.
Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential.
Our mission is to change the way the world values the girl.
Everything we do is to ensure that girls’ education is part of the mainstream conversation.
We raise awareness about the issue, inspire action and drive resources to our partners, and together we make change happen.
We do this through film and other tools, such as educational and advocacy videos, screening guides and a free standards-aligned school curriculum.
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.
Millions have seen the Girl Rising film. Its message is spreading across campuses and communities around the world, raising both awareness and funds.
Every day more people are joining the Girl Rising community. Together, we drive local change and motivate global leaders to take action.
Girl Rising’s Empowering Next Generations to Advance Girls Education (ENGAGE) project, in close collaboration with USAID, is an ambitious, multi-year effort for girls’ education in three target countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Nigeria.
The Educator Program
Girl Rising is a powerful teaching tool, and we’re reaching students everywhere. The free, Pearson Foundation-designed Girl Rising curriculum and the Educator’s Edition DVD offer engaging lesson plans, inspiring projects, and other exclusive student-focused content.
Partners and Team
Girl Rising gets its power from its partnerships. Our founding, project, funding and impact partners have made everything we have done possible. Click here to learn more.
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, while production work and creative content is crafted in Los Angeles. If you haven’t heard us speaking at an event, chatted with us on the phone, or gotten to know us over e-mail- take a minute to get acquainted! Click here for full bios.