Case Studies

Youth Champions Initiative Documentary Film Case Study

This case study shows how Rise Up Youth Champion, Ali Rivzi created an award-winning documentary short and street safety campaign to raise awareness about the plight of transgender people in Pakistan.

Youth Champions Initiative WhatsApp Case Study

This case study shows how Rise Up Youth Champion, Gayatri Parameswaran created a WhatsApp messaging service to empower young people to seek healthy relationships, prevent gender-based violence, and avoid unwanted pregnancy.

Youth Champions Initiative Animation Case Study
This case study shows how Rise Up Youth Champion Tinbit Daniel used animation to create a powerful TV series starring girl superheroes, providing Ethiopian girls with positive role models to combat bullying, child marriage, and teen pregnancy.

Malawi Case Study

This case study examines how Rise Up leaders are bringing an end to child marriage in Malawi.

Liberia Case Study – HOPE and THINK

This case study examines how Rise Up partners HOPE and THINK advocated for passage of the National Children’s Law, guaranteeing comprehensive protection for the health, education, and rights of two million children in Liberia.

Guatemala Case Study – IDEI

This case study examines how Let Girls Lead partner Asociacion IDEI advocated for increased government funding for adolescent girls’ health and education programs by engaging indigenous adolescent girls as leaders in their own advocacy campaign.

Guatemala Case Study – CONACMI

This case study examines how Let Girls Lead partner CONACMI (The National Association Against Child Abuse) successfully advocated for the approval and implementation of a National Protocol for the Comprehensive Treatment of Victims of Sexual Violence, guaranteeing specific attention to the needs of adolescent girl survivors.

Program Information

Meet Our 2017 Youth Champions

LGL UNGA 2015 Delegation

Eight delegates from Guatemala, Malawi, Uganda and Liberia – including 12-year old Jimena and 13-year old Tisungeni – joined the LGL team for a week of high-level meetings and events. Our collective goal was to amplify the voices and forces of girls as the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals were finalized.

General Resources

CSW Social Media Toolkit

This social media toolkit can be used to spread the word about our CSW 61 delegation and events with your networks.


2016 Youth Champions Initiative Evaluation
A 2016 evaluation demonstrates that Rise Up’s Youth Champions Initiative has been a life-changing experience for program participants that has advanced sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of marginalized youth in innovative ways. Youth Champions now enjoy greater recognition as leaders in this field and have built a supportive global network of SRHR leaders.

2013 External Evaluation

Executive Summary -Commissioned by the United Nations Foundation, this independent evaluation demonstrated that as of 2013, Let Girls Lead had contributed to improving the health, education, livelihoods, and rights of over 3 million girls globally.

2013 Annual Report

The 2013 annual report highlights the ways in which the advocacy work done through Let Girls Lead is transforming the lives of adolescent girls in Liberia, Guatemala, Malawi, and Honduras.

Let Girls Lead / AGALI Economic Empowerment Report

This report analyzes adolescent girls’ economic empowerment strategies, highlighting key findings, successful case studies, and recommendations for organizations and funders working in the field.