|Founder||Dr. Angie Vredeveld|
|Founded at||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Purpose||Supporting acid attack survivors|
RISE was started by Dr. Angie Vredeveld, a clinical psychologist based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
While working in Uganda in 2014, Dr. Vredeveld met an acid attack survivor named Christine whom she helped get to the US for a series of pro bono reconstructive surgeries through Grossman Burn Foundation.   RISE was founded as an organization to support additional acid attack survivors.
RISE supports acid attack survivors in Uganda and Nepal.  They supported the establishment of the NGO End Acid Violence in Uganda and ASTITWA Nepal in Nepal. They help support the operations of these organizations and fund training programs for survivors.    
RISE also has an online store, the RISE Artisan Marketplace, where they sell items that have been handcrafted by survivors of acid and burns violence.
RISE also helps establish university and high school student chapters, where students learn how to become effective human rights advocates and basics of running an organization. 
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