Washington Area Women's Foundation

#our100days Day 90

Let Her Learn

The National Women’s Law Center recently released a series of reports, Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout, examining the educational barriers facing girls. The report found that:

  • Almost 1 in 3 girls report experiencing sexual assault or violence.
  • More than 2 in 3 girls report experiencing symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Nearly 1 in 9 girls has experienced homelessness at some point in her life.
  • 55 percent of Latina girls, 38 percent of Asian/Pacific Islander girls, and 30 percent of Black girls worry that a friend or family member will be deported.

The report recommends that policymakers engage girls in the process of crafting policy solutions that will reduce educational barriers.

Here’s what we’re doing today:

The Let Her Learn series contains eight reports. Take a moment to review their findings and share on social media using #our100days.
Visit our website to learn more about our Young Women’s Initiative, a city-wide effort to improve life outcomes and increase opportunities for young women, girls, transgender women, and gender non-conforming youth of color between the ages of 12-24. Consider making a gift today to support this important work!

Sample Tweets:

I’m investing in the future of women and girls in DC via @TheWomensFndtnhttp://bit.ly/Give2WAWF #our100days

.@TheWomensFndtn is launching a Young Women’s Initiative to improve outcomes for girls & young women of color  #our100days wawf.org/MeetYWI

Trauma, harassment, & negative experiences derail too many girls’ futures. It’s time to #LetHerLearn. on.nwlc.org/2oSNHJR  #our100days