Videos: Advancing Gender Equity Around the World


Rise Up

Four Rise Up leaders from India

PHI’s Rise Up program supports local leaders around the world in advancing gender equity and promoting sexual and reproductive health. Rise Up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families and communities for a more just and equitable world through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements. Since 2009, the program’s powerful network of over 600 leaders has successfully advocated for new and improved laws and policies impacting more than 135 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the U.S.

See how five Rise Up Leaders are advancing gender equity in their communities:

a kitchen sexual health lesson

Jean “Berky” Berchmans Uwimana, a young doctor in Rwanda, talks about using “edutainment” to advance sexual and reproductive health

Nsini Udonta

Nsini Udonta describes her work to prevent gender-based violence in Nigeria

Prabha Vilas Jadhav

Prabha Vilas Jadhav discusses her work in India to advance girls’ education

Alejandra García Muñiz

Alejandra García Muñiz talks about championing economic empowerment of women with disabilities in Mexico

Maritza Martinez talks with Rise Up executive director Denise Dunning about her work as an advocate for LGBTQ Latinx communities in California

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New Public Health Primer: Engaging Community Development for Health Equity

How can the public health and community development sectors to work together to advance health and racial equity? A new primer from PHI’s Build Healthy Places Network and partners provides a roadmap for forging upstream partnerships, with recommendations, strategies and lessons-learned from national, state and local leaders.

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