Radical Visions of Safety for Girls by Girls

Radical Visions of Safety for Girls by Girls

A report from Alliance for Girls offers a guide for leaders, caregivers, parents, and educators of girls and gender-expansive youth a society where safety, well-being, and sustainability are the norm and all girls — including Black, Brown, Indigenous, gender non-conforming, and differently abled — have the resources and support they need to thrive. Funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the report, Radical Visions of Safety for Girls by Girls (95 pages, PDF), outlines systemic barriers to girls' well-being, including racism and stigma; operational barriers such as staff capacity; community barriers such as lack of support from school administrators; and personal barriers such as trauma and lack of parental support that prevent girls from developing healthy relationships. According to the report, practices and interventions that are effective in fostering safe spaces and healthy relationships include multigenerational supportive connections provided by adults, parents, and caregivers, while those that help shift strict gender norms include awareness, boundaries and consent, and digital literacy.

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