What is Girl Rising?

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education.

We use the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys, and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential.

Our mission is to change the way the world values the girl.

Everything we do is to ensure that girls’ education is part of the mainstream conversation.

We raise awareness about the issue, inspire action and drive resources to our partners, and together we make change happen.

We do this through film and other tools, such as educational and advocacy videos, screening guides and a free school curriculum. We are focused on getting girls in school and reducing gender-based discrimination.

Why girls?

Educated girls are a powerful force for change.

Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, and educate their own children, allowing families and communities to thrive.

Yet over 40% of girls in India don’t make it to Class 10.

Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more peaceful world for all.

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Girl Rising gets its power from its partnerships. From governments and corporations to NGOs and media, our partners make our work possible.

Meet our Partners

Interested in partnering? Email us at india@girlrising.com!

Our Team

Our team is small, but our passion for educating and empowering girls is massive! We come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, ranging from film production to international development.

Our campaign strategy and work is driven by our teams in New Delhi and New York, while production work and creative content is crafted in Mumbai and Los Angeles. Take a minute to get acquainted with our team!

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To learn more about Girl Rising India, please take a look at our media kit. We’ve gathered photographs and videos, key facts, logos and more to help you explore our work and share our story.