Rise Up works to advance gender equity and justice in education, health, and economic opportunity by partnering with visionary local leaders around the world. We build power with women, girls, and their allies by providing training, funding, and connection to a global network to help them achieve meaningful, lasting change.

Rise Up works with leaders in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States to create a future where all people can thrive. Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of 800 leaders has successfully advocated for over 185 new and improved laws and policies, positively impacting more than 160 million people around the world.


Our Model


Global Network of Leaders

Rise Up partners with local leaders around the world, including in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Rise Up Leaders transform their communities by successfully advocating for laws, policies, and programs that improve the lives of women, girls, and gender-nonconforming people. Meet our global network of Rise Up Leaders.


The Public Health Institute

The Public Health Institute (PHI) has accelerated the impact of public health for more than 55 years and is Rise Up’s partner and fiscal sponsor. PHI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advances wellbeing and health equity with communities around the world. Learn more about PHI’s Leadership and Board.

Public Health Institute