Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment

Grantee Year: 
2019
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE) bridges the gap between faith and storytelling; leadership development; and advocacy. Since 2015, it has created a space—for Muslim women, by Muslim women—centering their voices and lived experiences in order to influence change in our communities.

RISE plans to find, engage, and challenge male community members to be better allies when it comes to stopping violence and injustice towards Muslim women. It will do this work by partnering up with already established and trusted male allies, organizing them to create a cultural shift in the way the whole community understands consent, and how men can intervene in situations of oppression.