INCREASING GLOBAL GENDER EQUITY
Rise Up and Cummins Inc. have launched a $6 million partnership to advance social justice and improve education, equity and opportunity for girls and women in Nigeria, Mexico, India, South Africa, Kenya, Brazil, and the United States.
Rise Up is building a global movement of visionary social entrepreneurs dedicated to advancing gender equity. We invest in these leaders to strengthen their organizations, lead change in their communities, and advance national-level impact through improved laws, programs, and funding for women and girls.
GENDER EQUITY MODEL
Our Gender Equity Initiative empowers leaders to expand their impact by providing the training, funding, and resources they need to achieve large scale change at local and national levels through four core strategies:
Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator
Leveraging our core model and award-winning curriculum, Rise Up competitively selects leaders from the non-profit, government, and private sectors in each country to participate in this initiative. Selected Rise Up Leaders participate in a week-long Accelerator in each country where they learn to strengthen their leadership, share their diverse expertise, develop their own advocacy strategies, and collaborate in their ongoing efforts to activate girls and women to become agents of large scale change. These Leaders go on to engage decision-makers within their communities and countries, and apply their new knowledge to launch their own strategies to advance gender equity, social justice, education, and opportunities for girls and women.
Social Justice Fund
Rise Up’s Social Justice Fund provides financial investment and technical support to Rise Up Leaders. Following the Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator, Rise Up Leaders apply for seed funding to launch the advocacy strategies that they develop during the Accelerator that improve health, rights, and justice, increase economic empowerment and opportunity, and end gender-based violence and child marriage for millions of girls and women, focusing on both community level change and national scale level impact.
Girls’ Voices Initiative
Rise Up’s girls empowerment pipeline leverages and complements our Leadership Accelerator programming by creating a pipeline of girl leaders in coordination with our in-country partners, who learn to raise their voices and stand up for their right to finish school, live safe from violence, and say no to child marriage. Rise Up activates girls (ages 12-18) to realize their own potential and speak out as leaders of transformational change in their communities and countries.
Girls’ and Women's Voices Amplifier
Rise Up also provides hands-on skills-building in public speaking and storytelling to Rise Up Leaders, and leverages our extensive partnerships to enable these visionary leaders to share their powerful work with global and national decision makers at convenings such as the UN General Assembly, the Commission for the Status of Women, and others.
Rise Up is delighted to launch a call for applications for the second Gender Equity Initiative cohort in México!
Rise Up will select local visionary leaders through a competitive application process to participate in the Gender Equity Initiative to strengthen their organizations, lead change in their communities, and advance national, state, county, and local-level impact through improved laws, programs, and funding for women and girls.
Civil society, grassroots, community-based, and non-profit leaders in San Luis Potosí and Chihuahua and are invited to apply.
Apply by January 13, 2020 to be considered for this exciting opportunity.
Rise Up is launching a new cohort of Rise Up Leaders in Delhi, India! Civil society leaders and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in the state of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) are invited to apply to be part of our Gender Equity Initiative.
Leaders will be selected through a competitive application process to strengthen their organizations, lead change in their communities, and advance national, state, county, and local-level impact through improved laws, programs, and funding for women and girls.
Apply by January 10, 2020 to be considered for this exciting opportunity.
Click the links below to learn more about the current work of our Gender Equity Initiative in respective countries: