Gender Equity Initiative

  • A Advocacy Campaign/Project

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

Rise Up and Cummins Inc. have launched a $6 million partnership to advance social justice and improve education, equity and opportunity for girls and women in Nigeria, Mexico, India, South Africa, Kenya, Brazil, and the United States. Rise Up is building a global movement of visionary social entrepreneurs dedicated to advancing gender equity. We invest in these leaders to strengthen their organizations, lead change in their communities, and advance national-level impact through improved laws, programs, and funding for women and girls. Our Gender Equity Initiative empowers leaders to expand their impact by providing the training, funding, and resources they need to achieve large scale change at local and national levels through four core strategies: Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator, Social Justice Fund, Girls’ Voices Initiative, and Girls’ and Women's Voices Amplifier.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Latin America & Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Brazil, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa

Government Affiliation



2013 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Other

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


12 - 19

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • School administrators

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action
  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

Not applicable or unknown

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms