The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s STOP SV technical package includes providing opportunities to empower and support girls and women as a strategy to prevent sexual violence. Previous PreventConnect web conferences have explored strengthening economic supports for women and families as one approach to putting this strategy into practice. According to the CDC, programs that produce confidence, knowledge, and leadership skills in young women, can lead to positive outcomes in multiple areas including education, employment, and community engagement. Influencing girls’ education, employment, and community engagement success can decrease certain risk factors associated with sexual violence victimization.
This web conference will feature guests from two programs that engage girls and young women in activities to build confidence, knowledge, and leadership skills in their communities. Powerful Voices is a Seattle, Washington based program that “creates brave spaces with girls of color to take charge of their own power as leaders, igniting their abilities to confidently express themselves, build community, and act against injustices affecting their lives.” Girls on the Run of Greater Alaska is “dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.” Join PreventConnect, Powerful Voices, and Girls on the Run of Greater Alaska for a conversation about the power and impact of supporting girls to be the leaders of today and beyond.