Young Health Programme in Kibera Slums in Kenya

Rise Up Program Manager, Rufaro Kangai is featured in this video which discusses the strategies of C4C Grantee Youth Health Programme (YHP) in preventing NCDs among youth in Kenya. YHP aims at contributing to improved health and gender equality of girls and boys, aged 10-24 years, by ensuring that young people in Kibera are practicing fewer risky behaviors as a result of increased capacity to make informed choices and to protect their own health, now and in the future.


THE POWER OF YOUTH

Rise Up Girl Leader Achie Gezahegne Gebre talks to UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin about the power of youth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


YOUTH HAVE THE POWER

Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) believes in the power of youth. In this video YCI Youth Champions make their voices heard.


A WARRIOR’S CRY AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGE

Rise Up girl leader Memory Banda’s life took a different path from her sister’s. When her sister reached puberty, she was sent to a traditional “initiation camp” that teaches girls “how to sexually please a man.” She got pregnant there at age 11. But Memory refused to go. Instead, she organized other girls and asked village chiefs to issue bylaws that no girl should be forced to marry before turning 18. She pushed on to the national level… with incredible results for girls across Malawi.


GIRLS BEHIND THE CAMERA – MALAWI – SHORT VERSION

Rise Up enabled six Malawian girls to write, produce, direct and record this video sharing their experiences overcoming injustice. Each girl’s story focuses on her priority issue – including access to education, child marriage, and sexual assault.


PODER – A STORY OF POWER

Emelin and Elba, two indigenous Mayan girls from Guatemala who were part of Rise Up’s girl-led advocacy, fought for their rights and transformed their community. These inspiring leaders advocated for legislation and funding to ensure that girls can go to school, stay healthy, and escape poverty.


GIRL DECLARATION – GUATEMALA

Rise Up is proud to share the voices and perspectives of inspiring girl leaders from Guatemala! This video amplifies girls’ stories and voices, and we invite you to meet them, hear from them, and join our movement so that girls can attend school, stay healthy, escape poverty, and overcome violence.


GLOBAL GIRLS’ CONVERSATION VIDEO CONTEST – 1st Place

1ST PLACE WINNER: Harriet Kamashanyu, Uganda
Our Global Girls’ Conversation video contest highlights girls’ power to create change. The contest enables girls and allied organizations to submit one- to two-minute videos capturing girls’ strategies and successes.


GLOBAL GIRLS’ CONVERSATION VIDEO CONTEST – 2nd Place

2ND PLACE WINNER: Somtochukwu Obinna-Njoku, Nigeria
Our Global Girls’ Conversation video contest highlights girls’ power to create change. The contest enables girls and allied organizations to submit one- to two-minute videos capturing girls’ strategies and successes.


GLOBAL GIRLS’ CONVERSATION VIDEO CONTEST – 3rd Place

3RD PLACE WINNER: Grace Mwase, Malawi
Our Global Girls’ Conversation video contest highlights girls’ power to create change. The contest enables girls and allied organizations to submit one- to two-minute videos capturing girls’ strategies and successes.


THE 2012 LIBERIAN CHILDREN’S ACT (2012)

This video case study documents the remarkable story of two organizations that received advocacy training and funding from Rise Up. HOPE & THINK successfully advocated for the national Children’s Act in Liberia, legislation that now guarantees two million children the right to healthcare, education and protection from violence.


EVERYTHING HAS A TIME – BEING A GIRL IN LIBERIA (2012)

This is Oretha Yeagan, a young woman from Liberia who dropped out of the 6th grade. About to graduate from Rise Up grantee THINK’s Safe Home for Girls program, Oretha shares her experiences growing up during the war, and shares her plans for the future.


THE STORY OF FLORENCE AND HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICES IN MALAWI (2011)

This film highlights the effects of child marriage on adolescent girls. Produced by Rise Up grantee and lead partner in our Gates Grand Challenge work, GENET, the film is used as an advocacy and community awareness-building tool throughout Malawi.


REBECA ESTHER PEREZ, GUATEMALA FELLOW (2011)

2011 Rise Up Fellow Rebeca Esther Perez describes her participation our early years and highlights her work with CEIPA in Guatemala.