What is Girl Rising?

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

We use the power of storytelling, through film and other media, to change the way people think about and value girls and girls’ education. We launch high profile campaigns to shine a spotlight on the issues girls face and to catalyze change by inspiring people to do their part to dismantle the barriers holding girls back.

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Why girls?

Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, making girls' education one of the smartest investment opportunity in the world today.

We focus specifically on girls as a range of societal, physical and cultural norms make it all the more likely that girls will grow up uneducated, underemployed, married early, among other things, as compared to boys.

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

And 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.

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Campaigns & Programs

Incredible organizations around the world are working to provide schools, scholarships and other resources for girls. However, far fewer are working to change beliefs and mindsets to ensure that girls are able to access those resources.

This is where Girl Rising comes in.

Our education and empowerment projects use inspirational storytelling, strategic communications and community engagement to increase girls' access to education and build networks of community-based changemakers.

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Team, Board & Partners

Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds and interests, ranging from film production to international development. Campaign strategy is driven in New York City, production work and creative content is crafted in Los Angeles and our country campaigns are thriving in India, Nigeria and the DRC.

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Large, small, global, local – our partners have one thing in common. They know that educating girls isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.

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Impact Highlights

Over the last three years, our mass media work and network of independent advocates have helped amplify our message in over 150 countries. Our regional campaigns inspire thousands of people - from students to government officials - to take action and lead efforts to change attitudes and behaviors in their own communities.

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