Sisters in Strength
The Sisters in Strength Program (SIS) is a survivor-centered circle model for young people that have experienced childhood sexual abuse and their allies.
SIS engages self-identified survivors of sexual violence and allies to survivors of sexual violence who are in 10th or 11th grade (15-18 years old). Individuals who apply share a vision for ending violence, desire to build sisterhood/siblinghood, engage in healing tools, and willingness to advocate for change.
Girls for Gender Equity, Inc.
Girls for Gender Equity, Inc. (GGE) is an intergenerational, advocacy organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women. Through youth organizing, leadership development, and community-building for gender and racial equity, GGE challenges structural forces – racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, economic inequality – that work to constrict the freedom, full expression, and rights of trans and cis girls, young women of color, and gender non-conforming youth. Annually, GGE directly serves over 250 youth, 90% youth of color. Last year, GGE reached over 7,000 people through local and national presentations, panels, workshops, convenings, events, press conferences and in the media. Their work with girls of color, trans and gender nonconforming young people in particular has taught them that the global fight to ensure safety and basic rights of all youth and support them in becoming contributing members of our growing democracy is urgent.