Young People Deserve to Live Self-Determined Lives, Free from Gender Based Violence
GGE’s advocacy began with the belief that a federal law, in particular Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, could be used to provide health and wellness for Black girls in Central Brooklyn. Soon after our founding, it became clear that sexual violence posed one of the key barriers to the well-being, safety, and freedom of Black girls. We have deployed a myriad of tactics in pursuit of safety from violence and we continue to use creative strategies to build communities and schools that prioritize consent, autonomy, and healing. Through legal, policy, and organizing efforts, we center survivors, reshape culture, and demand prevention of violence inclusive of state violence.