Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School

Girls for Gender Equity is recognized as one of the promising practices for preventing sexual harassment at schools in Crossing the Line, and Hey, Shorty! is lauded as a resource. Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School is a newly released report from the American Association of University Women that presents the most comprehensive, nationwide research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12. It reveals sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students’ education and concludes with concrete recommenda...

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Colorlines: How Can We Help Kids Define What Is and Isn’t Healthy Sexuality?

Colorlines’ Akiba Solomon interviewed Hey, Shorty! co-author Joanne Smith and Girls for Gender Equity community organizer Nefertiti Martin on how to define positive sexuality for today’s youth. I had one of my first major lessons about gender and power dynamics in third grade playing Catch a Girl, Freak a Girl during recess at Henry C. Lea School in West Philadelphia. In our version of the game, which is known in other regions as Hide and Go Get It and—alarmingly—Rape, the boys would chase girls around tag-style. If a girl got caught, her captor would ...

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GGE ‘s Youth Organizer, Natasha Adams Discusses Campaigning for Educational Equality on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show

GGE 's Youth Organizer, Natasha Adams Discusses Campaigning for Educational Equality on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show! Girls for Gender Equity’s member, 19-year-old Natasha Adams, a student at the City University of New York and Michael Gellman, a graduate of Bronx Science High School, join Melissa Harris-Perry on August 19, 2012 to discuss how young people are reacting to the negative campaigning of the 2012 election cycle. "[Campaign] issues I really want them to focus on is equity in education, definitely getting a woman moderator on the campaign, and focus on ...

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Jezebel: How to Be a Good Guy on the Sidewalk

Jezebel
A new Jezebel article on street harassment features Hey, Shorty! co-author Joanne Smith breaking down ways men can interact with women on the street without being a threat. Read Anna North's full article on how to be nonthreatening while walking on the street near women here.  

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The F Word Reviews Hey, Shorty!

Sara Clarke of The F Word: Contemporary UK Feminism reviewed Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets. Read Sara Clarke's full review of the guide here.

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We Say the “Feminism” Word on Melissa Harris-Perry’s Show on MSNBC

Girls for Gender Equity's youth organizer, 17-year-old Emily Carpenter, gave voice to teens and women throughout the nation in a recent roundtable discussion on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Carpenter and Harris-Perry discussed the educational, reproductive justice and political opportunities available to women today and the role young women can play in shaping national debate and encouraging others to listen to the opinions of young women. Joined by University of Pennsylvania professor Salamisha Tillet, Leslie Cardona of Young Women Creating Change, and Julie ...

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BEYONCÉ Donates $500,000 To Fund Projects for Girls and Women

Beyonce and Joanne Smith and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini
We are delighted to announce that Chime for Change, co-founded by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and artist, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, committed to donate $500,000 to fund projects for girls and women in the areas of Education, Health and Justice. $125,000 will be given to Girls for Gender Equity to provide 600 Sisters in Strength Youth Leaders and Alumni in New York City with the critical educational and mentoring support, job training, counseling services, and resources they need to successfully navigate and graduate from high school and college. We are so ...

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Brooklyn Museum Sackler Center First Awards Honors Anita Hill

2014 Sackler Center First Awards Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6–9 p.m. The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum presents the Sackler Center First Awards, honoring women who are first in their fields. One half of proceeds from the evening will go to Girls for Gender Equity. The 2014 Sackler Center First Awards honors Anita F. Hill for Speaking Truth to Power. Girls for Gender Equity’s work to combat sexual harassment is part of our larger mission to end gender-based violence and vision to live a world where gender equity is the norm. ...

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Photos from Opening Weekend of ANITA: Speaking Truth To Power

// Post by Girls for Gender Equity.

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Anita Hill Spoke Truth To Power–We Will Do the Same

Institutionalized sexism and racism pushed Anita Hill out of her career in the same ways that sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia are pushing our young people out of school. Just like Anita, we must call out injustice and speak truth to our experiences so that change can occur. In honor of International Sexual Harassment Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we're spearheading a storytelling campaign as an opportunity to raise awareness about school push-out as experienced by students, teachers and parents/guardians. The stories will particularly lift up the ...

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