Through various on-the-ground programs, Girl Rising India routinely engages with communities at large to initiate dialogues around gender stereotypes and bias. These programs help build a platform for people to come together and take collective responsibility in understanding the roles each one of them can play in combating traditionally accepted norms and behaviors.
GR India in order to empower adolescents and break the gendered attitudes and notions at a young age has developed a gender-sensitization curriculum designed to cultivate gender-equitable practices on every level. The curriculum aims to change mindsets in the way adolescents view themselves and the world around them. The curriculum was primarily developed and implemented under GR India’s flagship initiative – Schools Campaign.
The 24-week curriculum initially implemented in 5 states – Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh – and has now being expanded to other states: Maharashtra and Telangana.

Building off of the Schools Campaign curriculum, GR has developed other curricula and training materials to spot and stop the manifestations discriminatory gender stereotypes. These cover issues and themes such as gender-based violence, child labor, drop-outs, raising aspiration of women and girls to pursue non-traditional livelihoods in addition to building voice and agency of adolescent girls.

Collaborating with partners including Bharti Foundation, GiveTelangana, Magic Bus India Foundation, Samhita, Starbucks Foundation, Teach for India, and Vasavya Mahila Mandali, GR India works with a range of allies – adolescents, peers, parents, teachers as well as community leaders, to strive for a holistic change.
While, GR India routinely encourages and organizes community film screening to spark conversations on gender inequality on a broader level.

GR has joined hands with Slam Out Loud to leverage art forms like poetry, storytelling, and theatre to help both boys and girls in the age group of 10-16 years, find their voice through creative expression. The collaboration creates interactive content focusing on social and emotional learning, challenging gender norms, and dreaming big for oneself. The program reaches out to over 14 million adolescents across seven states in the country through low technology mediums such as WhatsApp, interactive video platforms and interactive voice response systems.