We pass the mic to girls and young women of color.
We know cisgender and transgender girls and young women of color face disturbing patterns of policing, interpersonal violence, and institutional violence in their schools and communities. We work locally and nationally to disrupt school-to-prison and sexual-assault-to-prison pipelines through participatory action research, coalition building with dedicated allies, and most importantly, listening to and supporting youth as they hone their own organizing and self-advocacy skills.
We call gender-based violence by its name.
From the social justice curriculum that young people in our three signature programs experience, to the workshops they go on to lead themselves, Girls for Gender Equity engages folks of all genders and ages in the work of unlearning and undoing the practices and policies that perpetuate gender-based violence. As our executive director Joanne Smith said at the 2016 United State of Women White House Summit, gender-based violence intersects with the issues of racial justice, state-sanctioned violence, sexual and reproductive justice, education, and economics. So does GGE’s work.
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A gift to GGE will allow the organization to continue the important work that has given critical support to over 9,000 young people of color over the past fifteen years. With your support, GGE can provide programming to even greater numbers of young people and strengthen the talents of a new generation of gender and racial justice advocacy and leadership in the 21st century.