Rise Up Kenya
Since 2016, Rise Up has partnered with visionary local leaders in Kenya to advance gender equity and justice. Rise Up envisions an equitable world where all people have the opportunity to live healthy lives, gain an education, achieve economic mobility, and fulfil their potential. In this world, women, girls, and their allies have the power and resources to lead us into a future where everyone can thrive. As CSA, we host Rise Up in Kenya and support the administration and implementation.
Rise Up provides visionary local leaders with leadership training, grant funding, and connections to the global networks they need to create meaningful, lasting change. We believe in fostering collaborative spaces for women, girls, and allies to learn and grow while providing them with the necessary resources to transform their communities and countries.
Rise Up partners with women, girls, and allies who are advocating for change in their communities. These leaders are innovative and determined advocates, many with years of experience, spreading knowledge, supporting their communities, and organizing for change. Our work in Kenya directly benefits women, girls, and gender-nonconforming individuals, ensuring they have equitable access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.
Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of 800 leaders has successfully advocated for over 185 new and improved laws and policies, positively impacting more than 160 million people around the world. In Kenya, specifically, Rise Up has partnered and built power with 36 Rise Up Leaders and 85 girl leaders. Through leaders’ tireless advocacy, we've achieved significant policy wins, positively impacting the lives of millions of women and girls across the country. Recent advocacy led by Maasai girls from Kajiado County with the support of CSA guaranteed the right to education and sexual and reproductive health for more than 7 million girls in Kenya by securing significant commitments from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health.