We shouldn’t make it girls’ responsibility to prevent sexual harassment and violence. We all must examine our attitudes and beliefs about gender and power and take seriously the experiences and concerns of young people. We will no longer tolerate sexual harassment and violence and must change the culture to create a society where all girls can grow up safe, respected, and valued.
Get Involved. The change we seek requires all of us to work together.
1. Take the Pledge: There’s power in making a personal commitment. Take the #GirlsToo Pledge at girlstoo.girlsinc.org and encourage others to do the same. Change is possible.
2. Help Spread the Message: Each of us has a network of friends, colleagues, associates, and family members who each have a network of their own. Share social media messages about the campaign to expand the reach and impact. And implement the RESPECT Steps, which are concrete, tangible actions we can all take to make a positive difference.
Reflect – Reflect on your own biases and challenge gender stereotypes
Educate – Educate youth about healthy relationships and consent
Support – Support and believe survivors who come forward
Promote – Promote policies and practices that foster a safe school climate
Encourage – Encourage youth leadership and involvement in change
Call Out – Call out words and actions that demean women and girls
Take Action – Be an “upstander” and intervene to prevent harm
3. Learn More About the Issue: In order to create a world where girls grow up safe, respected, and valued, we have to start from a place of common understanding. Visit girlstoo.girlsinc.org to access information and get more informed. And check out different resources for girls, teens, parents, and educators to support the conversation.