Generation Rise

Vision: A gender equitable world where all people can be leaders and advocates for positive change in their communities.

 

Mission: To cultivate an inspiring generation of young women leaders who are valued, equipped and encouraged to articulate and realize their dreams for themselves and for their communities.

 

Approach: Generation Rise uses a novel approach to gender equity. By using literature as a catalyst for women and girls to think critically about themselves and their societies, Generation Rise is empowering girls and women to ask questions and voice their opinions on issues that determine their futures and the futures of their communities.

The girls and women of Generation Rise

Our Values

Dialogue at Generation Rise

Dialogue

Generation Rise uses a novel approach to gender equity. By using literature as a catalyst for girls and women to think critically about themselves and their societies. 

Generation Rise is facilitating reading group discussions around resilience in the face of backlash.

Generation Rise is exposing girls to strong female characters in literature who express their opinions openly about societal issues and are successful.

Empowerment at Generation Rise

Empowerment

Traditionally, a woman’s worth is connected to getting married, raising children and protecting her family’s reputation by following societal norms and gender roles. Generation Rise is using reading group discussions to examine how self-awareness, confidence, critical thinking, resilience, and civic engagement are key to empowerment.

Generation Rise is empowering girls and women to ask questions and voice their opinions on issues that determine their futures and the futures of their communities.

Inclusive Leadership at Generation Rise

Inclusive Leadership

Generation Rise is creating platforms for girls and women to discuss and challenge societal norms around girls’ education and sexual reproductive rights. 

Generation Rise creates networks of peer support where girls/women can support girls/women as they push the boundaries and expand the definition of leadership and  success for girls/women is in Rwanda.

Participants at a Generation Rise Training