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2019-2020 Programs Applications Now Open

GGE Programming: Soon To Be Back In Session! We hope you’ve all had a great summer! The new school year is just around the corner and so is GGE annual youth activist programming! GGE’s two most renowned programs, Sisters In Strength (SIS) and the Young Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC) have historically brought together young trans and cis girls of color and gender non-conforming youth of color all across New York City to incite social change in youth organizing, activism, and civic engagement in their communities and local-level government. Both programs have since graduated alumni that have gone on to become movement leaders, activists, and ...

GGE Policy Manager Talks Police Sexual Violence With ThinkProgress

Andrea Ritchie is an attorney, organizer, and the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. Ritchie spoke with GGE Policy Manager Kylynn Grier on the way states are falling short in their efforts to tackle police sexual violence. Given the failure of many police departments to adequately investigate complaints of sexual violence by police officers, advocates are also calling for giving survivors of sexual violence by law enforcement officers the option of reporting to someone other than the police – whether it’s the department that employs the officer or another one. While New York City’s Civilian ...

GGE and ‘me too.’ movement Launching an Online Community for Survivors

This summer, the me too. movement and Girls for Gender Equity are launching an online community for survivors, allies, and advocates to provide resources for healing, preventative measures for communities, and more so that we can all live in a safer world. In an exclusive interview with Teen Vogue, me too. movement founder and GGE senior director Tarana Burke and GGE executive director Joanne Smith share their plans for the exciting new initiative. Tarana says, "I've been dreaming this stuff up for over a decade." Read more here.

Ebony Covers ‘me too.’ + GGE’s Forthcoming Social Platform.

After speaking with GGE Senior Director Tarana Burke at the 23rd Annual Champion Awards Gala, EBONY published an update on the work of the 'me too.' movement -- a forthcoming online platform for sexual violence survivors and anti-violence advocates to facilitate healing and collaboration. “Our platform is an extension of the work,” Tarana told EBONY. “Because #MeToo went viral, I think it’s important to work in reverse. Most people start online and then take it to the street. We actually started grassroots in communities. Now, we’re building an online community because it’s a quick way to give access to resources.” Read the piece ...

Sisters In Strength Featured in ELLE.com Collection of Black Girl Love Letters

On Valentine's Day, Melissa Harris-Perry published a collection of Black girls' and women's love notes to themselves. Authors included two members of our 2016-2018 Sisters in Strength cohort, Naa’ilah Frazier and Sierra Williams. Self-love is a factor in overall psychological and physical health, writes Harris-Perry, but "compassion for the self can be painfully difficult to achieve. This is especially true for black women. Despite the growing visibility of African American women in media, popular culture, and public life, black women are still more likely to live with stigmatized identities. Black women are more likely to live in poverty, to be ...

Sisters In Strength Contribute to ELLE.com’s Black Girl State of the Union

"We gathered an impressive array of black girls—young women and their adult advocates. Some are just 10 years old, about the age Marley was when the public first met her. Some are in high school and college. Some have been engaged in activism for decades. All are black girls and women. This is the state of our union," wrote Melissa Harris-Perry in an introduction to her curation of the ideas and concerns of black girls across across the country. Members of our 2016-2018 Sisters in Strength cohort Naa’ilah Frazier and Sierra Williams contributed to the piece that ran as the president gave his State of the Union address, alongside Teresa Younger of ...

The ‘me too.’ movement lives at Girls for Gender Equity: A Joint Letter

Dear Community, It is with tremendous pride and clear vision that we share with you that we are housing the future of the ‘me too.’ movement at Girls for Gender Equity(GGE), building on the legacy of over fifteen years of GGE’s work to end gender-based violence. This announcement was covered in an exclusive by Teen Vogue published on May 11 that we shared soon after. With your support over the last fifteen years (and counting!), GGE has centered the experiences of girls, young women, and LGBQAI/transgender/gender-nonconforming/non-binary youth of color, especially Black girls from low-income communities, within the racial and gender justice ...

A Look Into Our 15th Anniversary Gala

  “Dare to be uncomfortable. Dare to lead. Dare to be unbridled, brilliant, and loving.” -Alvin Starks, senior program officer at the Open Society Foundations and winner of our Liberated Gatekeeper award On April 12, 2018, we celebrated fifteen years (and three-quarters) of work to end gender-based violence in all its forms. When we gathered at the Brooklyn Historical Society for our 15th Anniversary Gala, the young people we know will lead and win the fight began our program with musical selections that reminded us that we can be brave and glorious. We then heard from Alvin Starks, Pamela Shifman, Margaret Gilliam, and Brittany Braith...

Press Release: GGE Applauds Civilian Complaint Review Board in Taking Steps Towards Addressing NYPD Sexual Misconduct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 20, 2018 CONTACT: mobilize@ggenyc.org or 718-857-1393 Civil Complaint Review Board Takes First Steps to Address NYPD Sexual Misconduct New York, NY - Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) applauds a pivotal first step taken by the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in adopting a resolution to immediately begin to investigate claims of NYPD sexual harassment and extortion and committing to create a city agency plan to begin addressing more serious forms of sexual misconduct. As an independent city agency authorized by the New York City charter to investigate and report on claims of abuse of police authority ...

How do we get the #SchoolGirlsDeserve?: A Twitter Chat

Did you miss our #SchoolGirlsDeserve Twitter chat? We used Storify to capture some of the challenges and hopes that over thirty folks and sixteen organizations shared when asked we asked them what must happen to create schools that are safe, holistic and affirming for girls and TGNC youth of color. Girls for Gender Equity's Movement Building team will host a webinar on their report, The School Girls Deserve, on December 20. The School Girls Deserve Participatory Action Research Project and Policy Report not only explores the barriers to that idyllic school, but identifies students' visions for it as well. To receive information on the webinar, sign ...