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Be Strong from the Inside Out, Peace Over Violence – an asset-based health promotion and violence prevention curriculum empowering young women ages 13-19. The curriculum builds on concepts of womanhood, respect, and positive relationships as a strategy for health promotion and violence prevention, Los Angeles, CA.
Communication Skills Building for Parents of Preteen Girls, Office on Women's Health – helps community leaders strengthen the communication skills of parents and caregivers of preteen and teenage girls. Dating, self-image, Internet dangers and peer pressure are some topics parents and caregivers have a hard time discussing with their children. Communication Skills Building offers tools to help community leaders work with parents to improve communication with their preteen and teenage girls. WIth the aid of a Facilitator's Guide, online videos and a Tip Sheet for Parents, you will meet families who show parents and caregivers ways to effectively communicate with their daughters.
Cybergrrl Safety Net
Day of the Girl, School Girls Unite and Youth Activism Project – is about highlighting, celebrating, discussing and advancing girls lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about what really matters to us, we can teach other people ~ grownups, boys, girls all across the world ~ a new way of thinking about issues like gender stereotypes, discrimination and opportunity. October 11 is not just a day but a movement. It is bigger than one issue, one organization, or even one country, Kensington, MD.
GENaustin (Girls Empowerment Network) – GEN's mission is to support and guide girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood. GENaustin girls will identify important values in their lives and make decisions that are right for them; support and feel connected to other girls; value and take care of their bodies; think critically about the media and the messages it sends to girls; believe in themselves; have a voice and be advocates for self and others; ask for help when they need it; and have skills to communicate productively, Austin, TX. Sign up for newsletter.
GirlsAllowed – providing young girls with information, food for thought and resources that can help them identify, build and maintain healthy relationships as they go through life. Equally important, girls can learn how to identify and avoid unhealthy relationships, Bloomington, IL.
Girls Circle – seeks to promote girls' resiliency and connection by equipping group facilitators with skills and resources to hold Girls Circles in their communities, Cotati, CA.
Girls for Gender Equity – promotes physical, psychological, social and economic well-being of girls, women and ultimately the entire community, Brooklyn, NY. Read Blog.
Girls Incorporated – a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives, New York, NY.
Go Grrls – a Promising Practices Network, "Programs that Work." Go Grrls is designed to promote healthy psychosocial development in female adolescents.
gURL – a community site for girls.
Hardy Girls Healthy Women – a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women. Our vision is that all girls and women experience equality, independence, and safety in their everyday lives. To that end, our mission is to create opportunities, develop programs, and provide services that empower them. Since day one, Hardy Girls programming, resources and services have been powered by the latest research in girls' development, Waterville, ME.
Ideas for Working with Girls, International Women's Tribune Center – this CD contains a resource collection of free games, training manuals, workshop guides etc. for teachers, trainers and development workers who are working for and with girls. It includes interactive and participatory training guides and resources on rights, empowerment, violence against women and girls, HIV/AIDS, sexuality and reproductive health and leadership development, New York, NY.
LMK – being online, texting, and IMing are a part of the lives of young girls. They probably understand how the internet works better than their parents. LMK was created by the Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. in partnership with Windows to help young girls change the world every time they go online. It empowers them so that they can educate others on the reality of being a teen online and helps adults understand the real issues affecting teens every day. Join LMK and teens will learn how they, their friends, and their parents can take advantage of all the great things technology has to offer. And do it safely. Together, we can make the internet a safer place for girls and adults.
National Girls Institute – a federally-funded partnership between the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. NGI is a research-based training and resource clearinghouse designed to advance understanding of girls' issues and improve program and system responses to girls in the juvenile justice system. NGI activities include conducting a national assessment of training and technical assistance needs; developing standards of care; providing access to relevant resources; and providing gender-responsive training and technical assistance. NGI provides direction for advancing the application of research and information to practice to improve national, state, and local responses to girls, and assists agencies to improve capacity by providing training and technical assistance along the entire continuum of services to better meet the needs of girls and staff who work with them. Read announcement news release.
NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women – this division of National Council on Crime and Delinquency is responding to the growing population of girls in the juvenile justice system. It focuses on advocacy, research, assessment services, staff training and evaluation to address juvenile justice and child welfare systems that are designed for boys and ill-equipped to meet the gender-specific needs of girls and young women, Jacksonville, FL.
Saving Our Daughters – creates the tools to get teen girls discussing key issues and fired up to take the power away from esteem slayers like bullying, (cyber, gossip, face-to-face, ...), date abuse, hate crimes, school violence, and violence against women.
SPARK (sexualization protest * action * resistance* knowledge) – began as a response to The Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls and its call for grassroots mobilizing around the clear and present danger that sexualization poses to girls and young women. The Report clarified the difference between healthy sexuality and sexual objectification. SPARK was designed to engage girls as part of the solution rather than to protect them from the problem. A day of workshops and action gave girls the tools they needed to become activists, organizers, researchers, policy influencers and media markers. SPARK is now turning its attention to growing our coalition of local and national partner organizations. We're committed to working together to challenge the sexualization of girls by supporting one another and coordinating our actions on-the-ground and online.
Teen Voices at Women's eNews – the premiere source for global news on girls' experiences, perspectives and challenges, cultivating the next generation of social activist journalists and bridging the gap between generations of female readers on our site.
Together for Girls – in partnership with national governments, civil society and the private sector, Together for Girls brings attention to the issue of sexual violence against girls in support of country driven efforts for change. Our approach builds on partner's diverse advocacy, policy and service delivery platforms to support a comprehensive response to this complex issue. See Safe Magazine.
V-Girls – Eve Ensler's newest work, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, is made up of original monologues about and for girls, the book aims to inspire girls to take agency over their minds, bodies, hearts and curiosities. In conjunction, V-Day has developed V-Girls to engage young women in our "empowerment philanthropy" model, igniting their activism and providing them with a platform to amplify their voices.