The #MeToo movement opened a national conversation about sexual harassment against women, but less attention has been paid to harassment against girls. With its #GirlsToo campaign, the nonprofit Girls Inc. is working to shift the focus to include all ages.
On Dec. 10, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber, Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Veronica Garcia, city councilors Signe Lindell and Renee Villarreal, and leaders from Solace Crisis Treatment Center and NewMexicoWomen.Org joined Girls Inc. CEO Kim Brown to sign a pledge against sexual harassment and violence. Girls Inc. of Santa Fe is the local chapter of a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls.
“The hope is that the pledge is a good platform to start the conversation so that people not only realize that [harassment] happens daily to young women, but also realize how their own beliefs and expectations and behaviors contribute to the epidemic of sexual harassment and sexual violence towards women,” Brown tells SFR.
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