Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. So why are millions of girls still not in school? Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide.
Want to know the number one way to improve a girl’s odds in the world? Education.
Girl Rising is a global campaign that uses the power of storytelling to share this simple truth and transform societies. At the heart of it is a groundbreaking film, Girl Rising directed by Academy Award nominated director Richard E. Robbins. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in nine countries throughout the developing world: Ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put these girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.
Through film, educational and advocacy videos, screening guides and a free standards-aligned school curriculum, the Girl Rising campaign 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.
"One of the hottest 'cause' documentaries in years."
The New York Times
The Huffington Post
“Social media and marketing phenomenon."
The Daily Beast
Action & Impact
$5 million+ raised for girls' education programs and awareness efforts
Peace Corps' Let Girls Learn Fund
$3 million U.S. AID grant for programmatic work in the DRC, India and Nigeria
$1.7M in grassroots donations to the Girl Rising Fund
- Educating & Inspiring
- Human Condition
- Pushing the Limits
Telling climate stories from around the world through the Film4Climate Global Video Competition.
STEP celebrates the unquenchable spirit of an all-female step team as they train, compete and work to be the first in their family to attend college.
Midsummer in Newtown
A powerful film that encompasses two stories: a community that refused to be defined by tragedy, and the transformative power of the arts.
We The Voters
We The Voters: 20 Films for the People unravels how U.S. democracy works and asks Americans to seize the power of their vote