Meet Rani

Meet Rani

Search for: 17-year-old Rani is the role model every girl needs Singer, martial artist, roller skating champion and monitor of her class — these are just a few of the many titles held by 17-year-old Rani, from Varanasi, India. As if her resume isn’t impressive enough,...
Meet Joyce

Meet Joyce

Search for: Violence instilled fear in her community, but Joyce remains unshaken and ready to fight Three years after the Chibok girls’ kidnapping, 21-year-old Joyce talks about fear, education and holding on to hope. Joyce has been out of school for two years, but...
Meet María

Meet María

Search for: Displaced but not defeated, María is determined to raise awareness of displaced people. “How long are we going to be moving from one place to another?” María remembers asking her mom, Yolanda. She and her siblings lived in gang-infested settlements,...
Meet Rose

Meet Rose

Search for: How Rose made sure her family got access to clean water Four years ago, Water.org documented Rose’s story. At the time she had just taken a small, affordable loan to give her family a toilet and water at home. She explained why this loan was so important...
Meet Alejandra

Meet Alejandra

Search for: This 16-year-old’s voice reaches homes across Guatemala As an advocate for Rise Up, Alejandra uses radio to address girls’ education, sexual violence and street harassment in Guatemala. Ask Alejandra why she speaks up for girls and she’ll tell you: “I...
Meet Serafina

Meet Serafina

Search for: Serafina’s family encouraged her to stay in school. Now she wants other girls to have that chance. Having lived through violence, discrimination, and subsequent displacement in South Sudan, it is difficult to understand why Serafina might want to go back....

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