Rise Up

  • A Advocate
  • F Funder
  • I Implementer
  • N Network


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 600 leaders has advocated for 120 laws and policies impacting 135 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the U.S.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening
  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Research - policy analysis

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • School facilities
  • School violence
  • School-related gender-based violence


  • Civics education

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Sports
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Rise Up

Headquarters location(s)

  • Oakland, California, United States of America

Country offices

  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • United States of America


Kaitlin Chandler
Development and Partnerships Manager
Rise Up

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Ethiopia
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • United States of America

Projects Back to Top