The mission of Red Earth RISING is to empower women and girls through education, training and sustainable economic development.
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The Acholi refugees fled their homeland because of a devastating war, and now live in squalor in a makeshift refugee camp where the language and culture is foreign. Life is abysmal. They fled to escape the brutal massacres, rapes and torture carried out by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
The people we assist are a gravely undeserved population. But for Red Earth RISING’s assistance—they would have no other means to find psychological healing, access to education, self-employment and assistance with relocation.
We are trying to help them get home and get whole.
Empower Women & Girls
Acholi War Refugees
Red Earth RISING will partner with Let Girls Learn and Girl Rise, to support the poorest communities in Mexico to educate their girls beyond 6th grade. Currently, families cannot afford or refuse to allow their girls to travel the hour long bus ride to attend the closest available secondary school. Long days away from the family--where girls are expected to do the cooking, washing and child tending--is unworkable to most families.
Girls' education brings high returns not just for income and economic growth, but in other crucial areas as well—including improving children’s and women's survival rates and health, reducing population growth, protecting children's rights and delaying child marriage, empowering women in the home and in the workplace, and improving climate change adaptation.