Girl Leaders Rise Up Today and Every Day
International Day of the Girl Child 2019
Today and every day, Rise Up celebrates the power and strength of girl leaders who are creating change around the world. From girl leaders who are bringing an end to child marriage in Malawi, to young women who are fighting for access to economic opportunity in India, Rise Up girl leaders are transforming their lives, families, and communities - and our world!
Since 2018, Rise Up has invested in Masai girl leaders in Kenya to raise their voices and advocate for their rights. In partnership with the Center for the Study of Adolescence, we have enabled Kenyan girls to strengthen their leadership, advocacy, and impact through our global Girls' Voices Initiative.
These girl leaders are now standing in their own power to create change, speak out, and mobilize their communities -- including launching their own campaign to bring an end to female genital mutilation in Kenya.
Read on to hear from these powerful Rise Up girl leaders -- in their own voices -- about their inspiration to create change, their hopes for their own lives, and their vision for the future. Happy #IDG2019!