Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment

Grantee Year: 
2018
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

The mission of the Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE) is to amplify the voice and power of Muslim women. They are a network of changemakers, trailblazers, and smart women who get things done. The network provides a platform to make connections, develop leadership skills, and show up in their communities, using their voice and reclaiming their power. They collaborate with Muslim organizations as well as nonprofits, interfaith partners, and our local governments in order to create systemic change. RISE challenges Islamophobia, gender inequalities, and racism by: build a sisterhood, a network that provides personal, professional, and spiritual development to Muslim women in order to grow, contribute and participate in all sectors of society; taking back their narrative by reframing the Muslim women narrative by telling their stories themselves because public perception influences public policy; leadership development; and increase civic engagement of Muslim women within the faith community, schools, cities, and at the state levels.