ABOUT RISE UP
They see a future with girls and women thriving in a more just and equitable world and they believe in the power of girls and women to drive exponential change.
Rise Up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families and communities for a more just and equitable world through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements. Since 2009, their powerful network of over 500 leaders has directly benefited 7 million girls, youth, and women, advocating for over 100 laws and policies impacting 115 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the US.
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ACTIVATING GIRLS AND WOMEN
Rise Up activates women, girls, and their allies to drive exponential change by strengthening leadership, investing in local solutions, and building movements – one community at a time, one country at a time. A recent impact survey shows that Rise Up champions have successfully advocated for over 100 laws and policies impacting the lives of 115 million girls, youth, and women since 2009.
THEIR IMPACT METHODOLOGY
In early 2016, Rise Up implemented an impact survey with their champions in the countries where they work, measuring the period from program inception (2009) to present. The survey collected data regarding the reach of the leaders’ work with girls, youth, and women. 98 out of 167 participants responded (response rate =59%).
Information was collected on the following:
Number of girls (ages 10-18) female youth (ages 19-29), male youth (ages 19-29) and women (aged 30 and older) served by the participant’s organization
Number of dissemination workshops implemented using the Rise Up curriculum
Number of dissemination workshop participants
Laws or policies the participant has advocated for, which successfully passed since becoming a Rise Up leader. Respondents were instructed to include national and subnational advocacy successes such as budget allocations, creation of government offices and health centers, as well as formal laws or policies. The questionnaire asked about three categories:New laws or policies
Existing laws or policies where implementation was improved
Other laws or policies not included in responses to previous questions
Impacts were included if the law, policy or advocacy win had been implemented or passed at the time of the survey. Ongoing advocacy work to pass a law or policy was not counted. Multiple mentions of the same law, policy or advocacy win were counted only once. Initial counts were reviewed by two Rise Up staff to resolve questions and discrepancies. Rise Up country representatives then reviewed impacts and followed-up with survey respondents via phone and email to verify the information.
Numbers of girls, youth and women impacted by the laws and policies are UNDP population estimates by country, and by the following age ranges:
Girls ages 10-19
Young Women ages 20-29
Young men ages 20-29
Women ages 30-47