Have you ever been a victim of bullying or harassment? Have you been a bully, experienced bullying, or participated as a bystander?
Bullying and harassment is an issue that affects all of us. In fact, in the past year, 1 in 4 high school girls has been bullied on school property. In schools, in relationships, and online, girls are being humiliated, threatened, and victimized. Bullying and harassment negatively affect everyone involved – the victim, the harasser, and the bystanders – as well as the learning environment.
The good news is that we have the power and ability to make our communities better places to live.
At Girls Inc., we are energized and committed to the work necessary to advance girls’ rights and opportunities and one of our top advocacy priorities is ending bullying and harassment. It is our responsibility to make sure girls feel safe in school, at home, and in their communities.
We are dedicating May 8-12 to bringing awareness to bullying and harassment. Local Girls Inc. organizations across our network are participating in week-long activities to teach girls how they can be agents of change. They are reaching out to schools, parents, and sharing their pledge of how they plan on ending bullying and harassment.
Join us and sign our pledge — commit to standing up for girls because with you in her corner, she will succeed.