R.I.S.E. Reach.Inspire.Support.Educate.

RISE is an educational program that assists women who are seeking higher opportunities for themselves.
Our goal is to encourage the pursuit of an education, influence change, and increase educational opportunities for women and girls. This program is divided into two categories
Higher Education Support
Through this program, young women in Tanzania have the opportunity to empower themselves, become self-sufficient, and create a financially stable life for themselves and their families by receiving a higher education.
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Educational Leadership & Management Training
Through this program, female educators in Tanzania will receive additional certifications in Educational Leadership, Management, and School Quality Assurance enabling them to take on more prominent roles in schools. Learn More

Our Impact

Building a community of educated women will plant the seeds of change. When these changes take root, they will fuel the momentum needed to create a sustainable future. Currently, we have 27 women in the R.I.S.E. program. 76 women in Haiti and Kenya were taught to make jewelry, sew, and run a business on eBay. Our program enables women to harness their full potential and thrive in their future endeavors.

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High Percentage
Women and girls represent a very high percentage of the world’s poor and suffer higher rates of discrimination and violence
Gender Pay Gap
Women who work longer hours than men still end up earning less money.
Education
School attendance among girls from poor families is low due to boy’s education being seen as greater economic investment.

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FAQ

Women’s empowerment can be defined as promoting the right to influence social change, equality in the workplace, determine their own choices, and to increase women’s self-worth. Women’s empowerment is a movement that believes in economic empowerment, political participation, and girls’ education for all women and girls.
Gender equality is not only a human right, it is the foundation of a prosperous, sustainable, and peaceful community. It is when all genders have equal rights, opportunities, and responsibilities. Gender equality promotes anti-violence, anti-sexual harassment and assult against all women and girls.
The women’s rights movement officially started in the United States in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention, but did not see radical change until the 1920’s and again in the 1960’s and 70’s. The women’s suffrage movement took place during the 1920’s; this gave women the right to vote in political elections. In the 60’s and 70’s women were fighting for the right to the choice to have autonomous control over their own bodies
Throughout history, and even today, women have been discriminated against, paid less, forced into arranged marriages, and expected to reproduce, cook, clean, etc. Women’s empowerment is essential for sustainable development. Equality among the genders means shared responsibilities, equal opportunities, and active participation in all sectors of society. This in turn, helps a community run efficiently.
Gender equality is essential for a prosperous society, economy, and political climate. It does not discriminate on race, religion, sexuality, place of birth, or background.
Education is one of the most important aspects of women’s empowerment. Education gives girls and women the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to enter the workforce. Having women in the workforce influences change.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
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