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Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE)

Photograph of four young women wearing headscarves holding up signs that say "I voted"

St. Paul, Minnesota

RISE strengthens and amplifies the voices of Muslim women and empowers them through leadership development, community engagement, and philanthropy. In 2016 RISE focused on the civic participation of Muslim women during the national election. Their second Mary’s Pence grant will support their work for local community participation. Muslim women are learning how to engage with elected officials, use their voice and speak on issues that matter to them, and advocate for sensible legislation. The main goal of RISE is to make the underrepresented population of Islamic women activists more present in political processes. RISE promotes sustainability for women-led philanthropies and businesses through hands-on workshops, raising the visibility of Muslim women who are involved in civic engagement.

Success Story: Minnesota Muslim Women are Showing Up, Taking Charge
Website: Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment

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