In working to help acid attack survivors internationally, RISE has found that many people have never heard of acid violence. We realized early on that we had to help bring awareness to this problem before we could effectively tackle it. We do this through providing talks in the Cincinnati area and by promoting media coverage of acid violence internationally.
We provide education to survivors and the ‘average person’ on how to become effective human rights advocates. This education is central to our dual mission of helping activate the potential of acid attack survivors and supporters to be part of the solution to ending acid violence. This includes:
We provide mentoring and support to university students in starting RISE chapters at universities. Learn more about RISE-University of Cincinnati!
High School Chapters
We provide mentoring and support to high school students in starting RISE chapters at their high school. Learn more!
Becoming an advocate isn’t easy! Learn from acid attack survivors and friends of RISE about how they have persevered through difficult life situations and become advocates for different causes. Read them here!
Social Media Training
We provide survivors and activists with training on how to use social media platforms. Used effectively, can make a huge difference in the ability of survivors to connect to other survivors and rehabilitation centers AND supporters to use their voice to spread awareness of effective solutions in ending acid violence. It’s an empowerment tool for everyone!
Psychology of Activism
RISE was founded by clinical psychologist Dr. Angie Vredeveld and much of RISE’s work is informed by an understanding of how human nature can promote and prevent people from becoming involved in human rights activism. It’s not enough to want to help. People typically need education on how they can help before they can become effective advocates. Want to invite RISE founder Dr. Angie Vredeveld to speak at your organization? Please contact us to discuss!
Research indicates that one of the most effective ways to reduce the incidence of acid violence is to ensure the drafting and implementation of laws regulating the sale of acid and the punishment of perpetrators.
Our current focus: GETTING THE ACID ATTACKS PROHIBITION AND PREVENTION BILL (UGANDA) SIGNED IN TO LAW! SIGN OUR PETITION ON CHANGE.ORG!