India Girls' Voices Initiative

Rise Up is thrilled to launch our Girls’ Voices Initiative in India! We are requesting proposals for a partner organization in Maharashtra, India to amplify the voices and power of girl leaders in Maharashtra through an intensive capacity-building program in policy-maker education, storytelling, and strategic communications campaigns using our Girls' Voices Curriculum. Rise Up’s Girls' Voices Initiative is creating a pipeline of girl leaders who will raise their voices to advocate for social justice, education, opportunity, and equity in their countries.

Rise Up will select a partner organization to recruit and select 70-75 girl leaders ages 13-18 to participate in this intensive program in and around Maharashtra from February 2020 through December 2020. The selected partner organization must be registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act of 2010 (FCRA), be tax exempt, and must have the ability to accept international wire transfers. They also must have a strong track record of engaging girl leaders and a desire to expand existing girl programming in collaboration with Rise Up.

The selected partner will join the launch of this important initiative in India, alongside partners in Mexico, Nigeria, and Brazil, to enable girls to become agents of change in their own communities and learn to effectively speak out for their right to stay healthy, finish school, live safe from violence, and say no to child marriage.

Deadline for Submission: January 10, 2020

Subcontract Start Date: February 2020

For more information write to Vidhu Prabha, Program Manager at

Click here or on the button below to access the Request for Proposals in English.

Click here or on the button below to access the Request for Proposals in Marathi.