What is Girl Rising?

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education.

We use the power of storytelling, leveraged through partnerships, 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.

The film, behind-the-scenes videos, advocacy trailers and a free standards-aligned school curriculum are designed to raise awareness and inspire individuals to take action.




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.




The Movement

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.

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The Country Partnership

The Girl Rising Country Partnership (GRCP), in close collaboration with USAID, is an ambitious, multi-year effort for girls’ education in three target countries: Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and India.

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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.

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Partners and Team

Our Partners

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

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.


Our Impact

Girl Rising is having a major and ever-increasing effect all over the world. Tens of millions of people have already seen the film, in theaters, on television and at private events, and are spreading its message throughout communities of all kinds–raising both awareness and funds. Donations to the Girl Rising Fund measure more than $2.1 million to date, and organizations everywhere are using the film to raise money for their own girls’ programs. We celebrated International Day of the Girl last October with more than 2000 events in 150 countries–and our target for a huge International Women’s Day celebration as well! Click here to see the Girl Rising 2013 Highlights.

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