One in four students experiences sexual harassment every day in New York City public schools, which can produce harmful effects such as social alienation, dropping out of school, and suicide. Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) supports the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women, with programming that aims to remove barriers such as sexual harassment and provide enriching opportunities for all students.
In April, GGE's Sisters in Strength program published a book called Hey, Shorty! A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets, which chronicles young women's experiences with sexual harassment in New York City public schools and provides strategies to increase safety in schools. The book is part of GGE's broader effort to empower teens to increase awareness in public schools about the necessity of better safety policies and practices. Hey Shorty! will be presented to scholars at the National Women's Studies Association's annual conference in Atlanta in November. GGE would like to send the girls who helped create the book to lead its presentation.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help GGE send young activists to the National Women's Studies Association's annual conference in Atlanta. If G-Team members raise $550, then GGE can fund one girl's trip, including flight, ground transportation, lodging, and food. Each additional $550 will sponsor another girl to attend the conference.
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