For many girls, growing up in India is not an easy thing. And changing the attitudes and behaviors that have long prevented girls from pursuing their dreams takes time. But we’ve seen incredible progress since we premiered Girl Rising in India last August.

As we continue mobilizing individuals - and working together to ensure all girls reach their full potential - we want to share some of what we have accomplished:

As part of our USAID-supported programming, screenings of Girl Rising have reached over 40,000 people across 11 Indian states.

For the first time in Rasgan village, girls set foot on the playground to play cricket alongside boys.

Members of the Girl Rising team (including Ambassador Freida Pinto) met with Prime Minister Modi, who fully supports the Girl Rising movement in India!

As partners with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, we released a series of PSAs throughout movie theaters and across television. We also premiered the Hindi version of Girl Rising on television.

This is just one of 122 sports events organized in Rajasthan and Bihar, with nearly 4,200 adolescent boys and girls participating.

538 children, including 13-year-old Anjuman, have been re-enrolled into school thanks to mobilization drives and door-to-door visits with our partner Save the Children India.


Kuldeep Kaur proves that even one voice can have great power. “I will speak up for [girls'] rights, and contribute to the better of our society,” he told a crowd of local leaders.

By supporting Girl Rising India, you are helping us bring lasting change to girls - and their families and communities - across India.