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, especi...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 identif...

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‘Silence Breakers’ Like GGE’s Tarana Burke named TIME Person of the Year

This year, girls and women across the globe made the media confront the reality of sexual assault and harassment by telling their stories with the hashtag #MeToo. As the #MeToo movement gained momentum, our Senior Director, Tarana Burke, strove to ensure that women of color, transgender folks, and gender nonconforming folks across identities were not left behind. She’s quick to point out that American Indians are 2.5x more likely to experience sexual assault crimes than members of any other race, or that low-income women experience some of the highest rates of ...

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Building Power: Young Women’s Advisory Council

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The Young Women’s Initiative is an intergenerational, participatory governance process led by City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, to center the needs and voices of cis and trans young women and gender nonconforming young people of color ages 12-24. Click here for the executive summary of the Young Women's Initiative. And to get the full report, please fill out this survey.  Below are the slides from our October 18 webinar #BuildingPower. Integral to the success of YWI is the Young Women’s Advisory Council.  Cis and trans women and girls of ...

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Breaking Silence Town Hall Report Back – Call to Action

The day was called to order with spoken word by Zaira James and Crystal Valentine from Urban Word NYC. Joanne Smith welcomed over 350 attendees, setting the intention for our community to listen actively, lovingly and maintain a safe space for the young women prepared to generously share their personal stories while living unapologetically in all gender experience and truths. Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James shared why it was important for her to bring Dasani to her Inauguration and show girls of color that they are not invisible… For more on the ...

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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

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