Movement Building at GGE

GGE has been building power alongside young people for almost 20 years. 

At GGE, we use policy, advocacy and organizing to ensure that young people, especially cisgender and transgender girls and non-binary youth of color, can live self-determined lives. Working alongside young people, we enact change in New York City, New York State, and nationally to address gender-based violence and shift narratives about Black girls and gender-expansive youth as survivors. 

GGE’s National Organizing

In 2019, Girls for Gender Equity launched its first national initiative and its first encounter with federal organizing:

NABG was developed to center Black cisgender and transgender girls, non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender-expansive young people in the 2020 Presidential election and beyond.

NABG has focused on six key policy areas: immigration justice, education justice, reproductive justice, access to democracy for young people, ending gender-based violence and building cultures of consent, and passing a Black Girl Bill of Rights.

“NABG was definitely a safe haven for me, it was a second family - it was a place where I was able to authentically be myself and give that authenticity to the work that we did…. A place where [we] could truly belong.” 

— Sikirat (she/her), NABG Youth Organizer