Girls for Gender Equity (GGE)
30 Third Avenue, Suite 104
NY 11217 Brooklyn
Ansprechpartner: Joanne N. Smith
- Frauenpolitik/feministisches Projekt
- Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.
Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), founded in 2001, is an intergenerational grassroots organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women. Through education, organizing and physical fitness, GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives. GGE promotes physical, psychological, social and economic well-being of girls, women and ultimately the entire community.
GGE is a Brooklyn-based, coalition-building, and youth development organization that acts as a catalyst of change to improve gender and race relations and socioeconomic conditions for our most vulnerable youth and communities of color.
GGE envisions a society with optimal physical, economic, educational, and social systems to foster the growth and fulfillment of all its members. To that end, we will provide programs that develop strengths, skills, and self-sufficiency in girls and women and help them make meaningful choices in their lives with minimum opposition and maximum community support. We will undertake organizing campaigns to achieve safety and equality in the social, political, educational, athletic, economic, health, and media worlds of the smaller and larger communities in which girls and women live and work.
• Coalition for Gender Equity in Schools (CGES): CGES collaborates with youth, educators, parents, activists and policy makers to raise awareness about the impact of sexual harassment in NYC schools and works towards achieving gender equality in the education of youth in NYC.
• Community Organizing: Community Organizing at GGE is an intergenerational, leadership development and peer-mentoring program that mobilizes community members to advocate and create sustainable changes within their communities through educational campaigns, research, and direct action.
• Participatory Action Research (PAR): PAR is a popular education method that allows community members to imagine, design, and conduct the research. It is ongoing research done for the Sisters in Strength Youth Organizers led PAR in NYC public schools to investigate the impact that sexual harassment has on students. community by the community, in which the community identifies a problem.
• Sisters in Strength (SIS): SIS is a 2-year youth organizing program for 15 young women of color, entering 10th or 11th grade. Programming is shaped both by the unique needs and interests of the SIS youth organizers, and by GGE vision, mission, and goals. SIS does community organizing around gender-based violence and confronts the multiple layers of individual and institutional discrimination that threaten the safety of girls and women.
• Education: GGE´s work to eliminate gender-based violence within school systems is based on Title IX, the civil rights law requiring that any educational establishment receiving funds from the national government provide equal opportunities to students, regardless of gender. Through several legal decisions since 1972 it has been determined that Title IX covers the following ten key points: access to higher education, athletics, career education, education for pregnant and parenting students, employment, learning environment, math and science, sexual harassment, and standardized testing and technology.
• Training: GGE staff and youth organizers facilitate fee for service trainings for schools, community based organizations, educators, parents and the general public.
• Urban Leaders Academy (ULA): ULA is an after-school program based in three junior high schools in Brooklyn that both boys and girls can partake in. It is a holistic program designed to advance leadership skills, social justice principles & values, and self-determination within our young people of color. Staff and mentors view youth as catalysts for change to improve gender, race, and class rights for communities of color.
Joanne N. Smith is the Founder and Executive Director at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.