Today the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) officially launched the 100 School Districts Project! Schools are often the first places where people experience sexual harassment. But few students report it, and those who come forward are often ignored, disbelieved, or even punished by their schools. The 100 School Districts project is based on the principle that schools can be sites of transformative change when responding to and preventing sexual harassment. Together, we can create a better world for all students. The project includes:
- A report containing 12 policy recommendations that school districts can adopt to address sexual harassment without relying on punitive and carceral policies that harm students of color and other marginalized communities.
- A student toolkit, written at a 7th grade reading level and edited by student advocates at Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS), that helps students understand what sexual harassment is, what their current rights are at school, and how to fight for the 100 School Districts policies in their school district.
…A huge thank you to [the SSAIS Youth Advocates] for their incredibly helpful insights and feedback on our toolkit. Their collective expertise made our toolkit so much better.”Elizabeth Tang, NWLC
Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS) has also created a FREE online toolkit that is an invaluable resource that helps parents and allies find out what their schools are doing about sexual harassment. It contains video clips, fact sheets, a checklist, and ways to make positive change in your community.
When you donate as little as $1 today at dollardonations.org you help fund the important work SSAIS is doing to help keep K-12 students safe.