Rising Press & Media Coverage

Nov 10th, 2017

SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL – Home parties, with a global twist


Nov 2nd, 2017

BBC RADIO – Woman to Woman Rising Together: BBC Report

LINK:Audio Only

May 22nd, 2017

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL – Coast Lines, May 23, 2017: Film raises awareness of sex trafficking


April 5th, 2017

SANTA CRUZ GOOD TIMES [Cover] – Rising International Helps Women in 26 Countries Craft Their Futures


December 21st, 2016

KSBW-TV ACTION NEWS 8 – Christmas Cards Help Child Sex Trafficking Victims

April 28th, 2016

THE MONTEREY HERALD - Youth Storytellers Featured at Fair Trade Mother's Day Sale

June 16, 2015

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Lunch With Santa Cruz-Native Actor Prize in Rising International Fundraiser

March 04, 2015

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Carmel Jud’s Rising International wins first place at Cruz Cares

October 29, 2014

LOS ALTOS TOWN CRIER - Packard Foundation, Ashoka Changemakers Award Empathy Grants

March 20, 2014

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - Ashwini's Goal | To Empower Women In Poverty
LINK: http://www.mercurynews.com/saratoga/ci_25389133/saratoga-ashwinis-goal-empower-women-poverty

October 13, 2013

INTERVIEW: KCBS 740AM – "Empowering Women From Afghanistan To San Francisco". Connie C. Kim of KCBS Radio 740AM in San Francisco Talks With Rising Founder and Executive Director Carmel Jud.
LINK: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/10/13/community-corner-empowering-women-from-afghanistan-to-san-francisco/

May 17, 2013

KSBW-TV ACTION NEWS 8 – “Rising International Receives National Attention "Santa Cruz Non-Profit Helps Underprivileged Women Worldwide"
LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_fetBhkyLk&feature=youtu.be

April 4, 2013

THE MONTEREY HERALD – “Woman to Woman” article makes the cover of the popular Leisure Section.
LINK: http://www.montereyherald.com/leisure/ci_22959598/rising-international-crosses-borders-lift-lives-women-both

March 20, 2013

KION TV CENTRAL COAST NEWS - News anchor Jon Brent covers Rising International’s 10th Anniversary event.
LINK: No Longer Available.

March 14, 2013

MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY - Women gather in Monterey to champion each other.
LINK: http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/opinion/local_spin/women-gather-in-monterey-to-champion-each-other/article_09bee2c4-68a1-50ab-847b-ef180d52ea6f.html

March 9, 2012

SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY--Rising International holds it’s fourth annual Hand of Hope luncheon in Monterey with guest speaker Sarah Symons from Made by Survivors.  Read More

February 8, 2012

MONTEREY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES--Carmel Jud, Founder and Executive Director speaks at the Graduate School of International Policy and Management. Read More

January 4, 2012

THE HUFFINGTON POST--Carmel Jud, Founder and Executive Director of Rising International recognized as Huffington Post’s “Greatest Person of the Day”. Read More

January 4, 2012

SANTA CRUZ PATCH--An article about how Rising International began and the inspiration behind the business model designed to help alleviate poverty in the world. Read More

November 13, 2011

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Rising International partners with St. Francis Soup Kitchen to help raise awareness and support for both organizations. Read More

June 2009

GAINESVILLE TODAY--An article that details the beauty of the connection the home party sales method offers, and why women play such a vital role in eradicating poverty. Read More

August 20, 2008

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Rising teams up with a husband wife team that travelled to Chad and developed a partnership with women making baskets for sell through the home party business model.  Read More

May 30, 2008

THE CARMEL PINE CONE--The Carmel Pine Cone writes about the process of developing connections with women artisans in Chad. Read More


CARMEL MAGAZINE--An article that speaks to the beginning stages of Rising International and the importance of empowering women and mothers to help alleviate poverty. "In 2001, Felton resident Carmel Jud became aware of the Taliban movement and its effect on women in Afghanistan. She was horror-struck." Read More

April, 2003

THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE--An interview by Carol Adrienne with Carmel Jud gives a look into the inspiration for and birth of Rising International. Read More

July 5, 2002



June 9, 2002

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Claudia Sternbach: Is this what you would be doing with your life? Read More