United States of America
Our US programs aim to spread Girl Rising’s message as broadly and deeply as we can, reaching people of all ages and in all sectors, and inspiring them to take action – any way they can – in support of girls education and against gender discrimination.
Girl Rising Educators is the heart of our outreach to young people. 7000+ educators– from every US state and 130+ countries – have registered for our curricular resources. Pilot programs have reached students in Texas, Florida, New York and Massachusetts. Our goal is simple: provide tools for teachers to inspire and energize their students to discover to a world beyond their borders, value their education, understand their rights, find their voice and believe in their capacity to be part of the change. Our resources include a curriculum, a young adult book, an Educator Edition DVD, and a web portal designed to provide inspiration and spark teacher-to-teacher conversation.
Companies all over the world are taking action: hosting GR screenings at corporate headquarters, offering pro bono expertise, and sponsoring GR's social action campaigns and programs. For example, Accenture screened the film at several regional offices and community theaters. Girl Rising's CEO Christina Lowery also joined a global meeting of executives to introduce the film and campaign. Furthermore, Accenture's Life Sciences group chose Girl Rising as the centerpiece to their Global Citizenship Initiative, where teams worked on a pro-bono project to identify innovative solutions to disseminating GR material and information across India.
social action campaigns
We collaborate with partners to launch social action digital media campaigns that get audiences talking and taking action in support of girls' education and empowerment. For example, with former First Lady Michelle Obama, we launched the #62MillionGirls campaign, creating 1 billion+ social media impressions in the first three days. Participants included Stephen Colbert, Beyoncé and Bono and over 248,000 stories were shared. And, following the Girl Rising film's premiere donations from viewers totaled over $2.2 million, distributed among our original impact partners for girls’ education and related programs around the world.