Investing in a Better Future

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, Rise Up’s powerful network of over 500 leaders has directly benefited 7 million girls, youth, and women, advocating for over 100 laws and policies impacting 115 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the U.S. Learn more…



New Collective Impact Partnership to Build Economic Power for Girls and Women in India

Rise Up is thrilled to join with fellow leading global gender equality organizations to launch an exciting new collective impact partnership that aims to increase the economic power of girls and women in India, where currently only 29% of women formally participate in the workplace.

The three-year project, “Collective Impact Partners: Women’s and Girl’s Economic Empowerment Advocacy in India,” will be co-led by Global Fund for WomenGlobal Women’s Leadership NetworkPublic Health Institute, Rise Up, and World Pulse.

Our collaborative work with Collective Impact Partners (CIP) will build upon the deep knowledge and capacities of civil society leaders and organizations to advocate for girls’ and women’s economic justice and empowerment in Maharashtra, India.

For more information, click here to see the Rise Up one-pager.

To apply for an opportunity to participate, click here (MS Word) or here (PDF) to download the application. The deadline to apply is May 1.

To download the application in Marathi, click here (MS Word) or here (PDF).

To download the application in Hindi, click here (MS Word) or here (PDF).

For a link to the Collective Impact Partners press release, click here.


Cummins Inc Announces $6 Million Investment in Rise Up

Rise Up is delighted to announce a new partnership with Cummins Inc. that will expand our global reach in enabling girls and women to transform their own lives, communities, and countries through advocacy and policy change.

On Thursday, March 8th –  International Women’s Day –  Cummins unveiled the Cummins Powers Women initiative, the company’s most ambitious community initiative ever. Cummins’ investment in Rise Up is $6 million over three years. The initiative represents a monumental investment in proven programs like Rise Up that are creating large-scale impact in the lives of girls and women globally.

Rise Up Founder Denise Dunning was featured as the Keynote speaker for Cummins 2nd annual Global Women’s Conference for Leadership, where the Cummins initiative was announced.

“We are deeply honored to partner with Cummins to advance gender equality globally, Dunning said. “Rise Up will leverage this new partnership to invest in the vision of girls and women leaders to transform their own lives, families, and countries.”

To learn more about this thrilling new partnership, click here.


Rise Up for women and girls in Nigeria!

Rise Up is launching a new initiative to advance social justice, education and opportunities for girls and women in Lagos, Abuja and surrounding environs in Nigeria. We are looking for local civil society and non-profit organization leaders working on gender equity, human rights, education and related issues interested in participating in a week-long Leadership Accelerator workshop.

During this intensive workshop, participants will strengthen their leadership, learn new skills and develop strategies to improve the lives of girls and women in their communities. After the Leadership Accelerator, Rise Up participants will have the opportunity to apply for competitive seed funding to launch their strategies.

For more information, click here to see the Rise Up one-pager.

To apply for this opportunity, click here to download the application.

Applications accepted through 15 January, 2018.


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