A new cohort of Rise Up leaders advancing education, equity and Social Justice for girls and women in India

A new cohort of Rise Up leaders advancing education, equity and Social Justice for girls and women in India

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A new cohort of Rise Up leaders advancing education, equity and Social Justice for girls and women in India- the launch of Rise Up’s Leadership and Advocacy accelerator.

In India, women and girls face significant obstacles in reaching their full potential and accessing education, health, employment and leadership in the public and private sector. According to UNICEF, almost 27% of girls in India are married off before their 18th birthday. Additionally despite India’s economic growth women’s participation in the workforce has actually decreased in recent years.

With the support of Cummins Inc., Rise Up is building a global movement of visionary leaders dedicated to advancing gender equity. Rise up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families and communities through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership and building movements.

Rise Up invests in local leaders to strengthen their organizations, lead change in their communities, and advance social justice, education and gender equity through improved laws, programs and funding for women and girls.

In February 2019, Rise Up launched the gender equity initiative in Maharashtra, India with a cohort of 22 visionary leaders to strengthen their leadership, build their advocacy capacity, and enable them to launch strategies that improve the lives of girls and women in their communities.

This new partnership with Cummins Inc. expands Rise Up’s reach to activate women and girls to realize their own potential and speak out as leaders to create a more just and equitable world. “We are deeply honored to partner with Cummins to advance gender equality globally. Rise Up will leverage this new partnership to invest in the vision of girls and women leaders to transform their own lives, families and countries”, said Denise Dunning, Rise Up founder and Executive Director.

For more information contact Vidhu Prabha, Rise Up Program Manager for the India Gender Equity Initiative at vprahba@riseuptogether.org or by phone at (+91)- 9771404640.