Rise Up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families and communities for a more just and equitable world through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements. Since 2009, their network of over 600 leaders has successfully advocated for 120 new and improved laws and policies impacting 135 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the U.S.
Some examples of the policy influences they have achieved include:
- Guaranteed 2 million children in Liberia the right to attend school through the National Children’s Law
Expanded access to sexual health information in India through a through a web-based platform that reaches 1.5 million young people monthly
Improved access to health services for 1.8 million girls in Guatemala through expansion of the national government strategy to prevent teen pregnancy
- Advanced reproductive justice among marginalized young people in the U.S. South through youth-led innovation