Girls Inc. is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to extending girls' voices, issues, and concerns to policy makers, corporations, and the media. Our Girls' Bill of Rights serves as the foundation for all of our work. These rights shape our responses to the difficult social issues facing girls, and serve as a powerful platform for empowering girls.
Girls Inc. is excited to introduce our new advocacy and public policy website, Engage. Engage provides relevant policy information and news on topics related to the work we do at Girls Inc. Through Engage, you can reach out directly to elected officials in U.S. Congress and express opinions, support, or concern about key legislation and issues. In the coming months Girls Inc. will revise Engage with pages related to our programming, such as STEM, Violence Prevention, and Economic Literacy policy updates and action items. This will be a helpful tool for learning and for making your voice heard.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Andrea Wolf, Director of Public Policy, at email@example.com or 212-509-2000 ext. 302.
Be an Advocate for Girls
Advocacy Statements: We have adopted a set of Advocacy Statements that spell out our positions on a range of issues affecting the rights and needs of girls. These statements are reviewed at every biennial meeting of the Girls Inc. National Council in light of current knowledge and needs.
- Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013: In May 2013 a group of bipartisan Senators and Representatives introduced the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013. This bill seeks to redress the massive increase in sexual violence in our military by removing decision-making and reporting requirements from the victims' and perpetrators' chain of command. This critical bill will protect those who so honorably commit their lives to protecting us. Please join Girls Inc. in supporting this important legislation by urging your Senators and Representatives to cosponsor the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013.
- Girls' Rights Campaign: In Spring 2000 Girls Inc. launched a national public education campaign to help girls understand, value, and assert their basic rights, as outlined in our Girls' Bill of Rights. Be a part of the campaign by using tools to help the girl in your life exercise her rights.
- Watch TV: Many television shows, news programs, or even commercials send harmful message about girls. Newspaper articles or ads can too. Don't like what you see? Use our Online Media Guide to contact your local stations and newspapers and set them straight.
- Advocacy Statements: We have adopted a set of Advocacy Statements that spell out our positions on a range of issues affecting the rights and needs of girls. These statements are reviewed at every biennial meeting of the Girls Inc. National Council in light of current knowledge and needs.