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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

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About Face
Everywhere girls and women look, they see messages about their bodies and their selves, telling them they must be tall, blonde, tan, and sexually available. In fact, a woman can rarely separate her feelings about her physical body from her self-worth, especially in our media-saturated society. And the messages even the youngest girls are seeing and hearing are skewed, sexualized, and sexist.

Beauty Inside
The media’s treatment of women as sex objects is a ubiquitous fact of life. Advertisements, fashion spreads, comic books, movie posters — nearly everywhere you look, women are shown in various stages of undress and posed in positions that make them look vulnerable, submissive, and sexually available. Conversely, men are depicted in positions of power or dominance, e.g., standing while a woman is reclining, being fully clothed while she’s undressed, etc. These differences reinforce inequality between the sexes. Really, how powerful can a woman feel when she’s half-naked and awkwardly contorted?

Cover Girl Culture
Cover Girl Culture is a documentary film exploring the impact of media on girls and women in our society. Through exclusive interviews with the editors of Teen Vogue and Elle magazines the film takes a hard look at the fashion industry and the messages it coveys to young people. It also reveals the pressure tweens/teens face from our celebrity-centered-culture and the shocking problems caused by the sexualization of girls by the media.

Daughters.com
Tips, articles, and blogs on raising teenage daughters

Pinkstinks
Pinkstinks is a campaign that targets the products, media and marketing that prescribe heavily stereotyped and limiting roles to young girls. We believe that all children – girls and boys – are affected by the ‘pinkification’ of girlhood. Our aim is to challenge and reverse this growing trend. We also promote media literacy, self-esteem, positive body image and female role models for kids.

Scarleteen
Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organization and website. Founded in 1998, Scarleteen.com is visited by around three-quarters of a million diverse people each month worldwide, most between the ages of 15 and 25. It is the highest-ranked website for sex education and sexuality advice online and has held that rank through most of its tenure.

Tao Girl
Tao-Girls support and encourage each other to be self confident, powerful and courageous

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Financial Literacy:

Budget Buddies
Budget Buddies is a Massachusetts-based, non-profit organization focused on improving the financial literacy of low-income women in the Greater
Lowell area. Our innovative, no-fee program combines workshops on budgeting, banking, and credit with one-on-one coaching and support
groups to help clients develop core money management skills and resolve their individual financial issues. Budget Buddies partners with local
banks, social service agencies, and volunteers to provide customized training and support in basic money management.

Gear Up Maine
Maine’s GEAR UP Program is helping to create a sustainable culture in schools that supports students who are economically disadvantaged in preparing for, accessing, and succeeding in postsecondary education.

Independent Mean
We equip high net worth families and their children with experiences and knowledge to make the most of their resources by learning to sustain assets, “audit the auditor,” exercise sound financial judgment, and make sense of expert advice.

Mortgage Calculator
Mortgage Payment Information

National Girls Collaborative Project
The National Girls Collaborative Project™ (NGCP) is designed to reach girl-serving STEM organizations across the United States. An intense recruitment and selection process began Fall 2005 to identify sponsoring organizations to lead local collaboratives.

You Tern
YouTern is dedicated to matching the best young talent to leading organizations through internships. We take great pride in our online community, our passion for customer service, and in using technology to reintroduce the “human” element into human resources.

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Girls, Technology, and all things Science:

Alice
Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

CanTEEN Girl
Working with girls age 11 – 17 and their parents, teachers, and mentors, we draw organizations, stakeholders, and communities together in an effort to ensure that girls succeed in math and science.

eGFI
eGFI is proudly brought to you by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). They are committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education.

EngineerGirl
The EngineerGirl website is part of an NAE project to bring national attention to the opportunity that engineering represents to all people at any age, but particularly to women and girls. Bright, energetic girls from all around United States and Canada helped the NAE with the initial development of this site by serving on the Girls Advisory Board.  The ongoing work of the site is overseen by the EngineerGirl Steering Committee. and we owe our continued existence to the generous support of our sponsors.

G3C
EDC, in collaboration with partners the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School and Spy Hop Productions, has created a youth-produced, Web-based media series and companion educator materials on science and engineering careers targeting girls from underserved groups (minority populations, youth of low socioeconomic status and those with disabilities).

Girl Geeks
Even “after the bubble”, the world is a new place, and technology for communication and community-building are more important than ever. We want to ensure that women and other often-overlooked groups have the freedom, motivation and resources to participate in this new world.

Great Science for Girls
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Educational Equity Center (EEC) at FHI 360 is leading a five year initiative to broaden and sustain girls’ interest and persistence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

HowStuffWorks
HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.

Instructables
Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others.

National Girls Collaborative Project
The National Girls Collaborative Project™ (NGCP) is designed to reach girl-serving STEM organizations across the United States. An intense recruitment and selection process began Fall 2005 to identify sponsoring organizations to lead local collaboratives.

Zoey’s Room
Explore with Zoey, the world of science, technology,  engineering, and math.

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Health & Wellness:

Bodimojo
Trying to get a grip on what’s affecting your life? BodiMojo is all about building teen confidence! Instead of a “one-size fits all” approach, BodiMojo personalizes health and wellness information just for teenagers: body image, nutrition, fitness, eating disorders, emotional life, dating, sexual health, alcohol and drugs, and more. Through personalized quizzes, health tools and games, customized goal setting and tips, BodiMojo is all about YOU! There’s plenty to check out and share on your social.

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centers in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

The Girl’s Guide to swagger is a movement dedicated to building confidence for women and to re-describing what we want in a way that moves beyond feminism to embrace all people. Swagger is the word, stolen from rappers and snatched away from cowboys swaggering into the bar by the cowgirl in all of us! Young women, old women, gay and straight, brown, black and white – all wearing T-shirts that say “I swagger and I like it.” We need ways to build our own self-confidence and help empower other women, as well.

Girlshealth.gov was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health  (OWH) to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living.

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Healthfinder
Healthfinder.gov, a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

Healthy Recipes for Kids
Would you like to see your kids eating healthier and excited about it? Our healthy recipes for kids and the whole family are just the beginning. We also give loads of great ideas to get kids excited about cooking and
eating healthy.

Kidsgrowth
KidsGrowth.com is a unique Web site tailored specifically toward the concerns and interests of today’s parents. The site was developed and created by well-respected medical leaders in the field of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Members of the Medical Advisory Board oversee all Kids Growth content, thereby guaranteeing its medical accuracy.

Scarleteen
Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organization and website. Founded in 1998, Scarleteen.com is visited by around three-quarters of a million diverse people each month worldwide, most between the ages of 15 and 25. It is the highest-ranked website for sex education and sexuality advice online and has held that rank through most of its tenure.

Teensgrowth
TeenGrowth is a unique and interactive Web site specifically tailored toward the health interests and general well-being of the teenage population. TeenGrowth offers a secure environment to search for, request and receive valuable health care information on topics such as alcohol, drugs, emotions, health, family, friends, school, sex and sports.

Women’s Sports Foundation
Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

Yoga Journal
For more than 30 years, one magazine has reported on the expansion and revolution of the yoga movement. Yoga Journal has been there, serving yoga teachers and the ever-growing yoga community. Like the community, we’ve evolved over the years, and now are proud to present yogajournal.com–an interactive, in-depth, yoga community website.

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LGBTQ Youth:

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Resources for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth.

GroundSpark
GroundSpark creates visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities to take action for a more just world.Since 1978, GroundSpark (formerly Women’s Educational Media) has produced and distributed films, educational resources and campaigns on issues ranging from environmental concerns to affordable housing to preventing prejudice.

Hghw.org/content/ugly-ducklings
Here is a wonderful piece of work about hope and the importance of tolerance. This is something that everyone should see. It belongs in homes, schools and houses of worship. Ugly Ducklings will restore your faith in the bright, tolerant young people who will inherit the future.

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Links for Boys and Those Who Care About Them:

Teen Health

Bidstrup

Stop-bullies.com
At Stop-Bullies.com, we are committed to providing you with relevant and up-to-date information along with the proven bully prevention strategies.  Whether you are a bully victim, parent, school leader or concerned community leader, bullying and violence must be vital issues
to you.  There has been too much hurt, too much death and too much wasted humanity for any of us to ignore the problem.  If we are not doing something to prevent bullying, we are bystanders.  It is not acceptable for bullies to wage their campaigns of verbal or physical assaults, threats, rumors, and/or techniques of exclusion.Together – we will bring this devastating behavior to an end.

HowStuffWorks
HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.

Instructables
Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others.

Scarleteen
Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organization and website. Founded in 1998, Scarleteen.com is visited by around three-quarters of a million diverse people each month worldwide, most between the ages of 15 and 25. It is the highest-ranked website for sex education and sexuality advice online and has held that rank through most of its tenure.

Kidsgrowth
KidsGrowth.com is a unique Web site tailored specifically toward the concerns and interests of today’s parents. The site was developed and created by well-respected medical leaders in the field of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Members of the Medical Advisory Board oversee all Kids Growth content, thereby guaranteeing its medical accuracy.

Yoga Journal
For more than 30 years, one magazine has reported on the expansion and revolution of the yoga movement. Yoga Journal has been there, serving yoga teachers and the ever-growing yoga community. Like the community, we’ve evolved over the years, and now are proud to present yogajournal.com–an interactive, in-depth, yoga community website.

http://www.youtern.com
Healthy Recipes for Kids
Would you like to see your kids eating healthier and excited about it? Our healthy recipes for kids and the whole family are just the beginning. We also give loads of great ideas to get kids excited about cooking and eating healthy.

Report It
Report it was founded in 1999. For nearly a decade we have been providing unparalleled 24/7, technology based, online and telephone anonymous tipline / hotline and helpline service. Since our inception our mission has been to provide services and solutions that help our clients identify and mitigate risk and liability through early detection.

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Media Literacy:

Powered By Girl is a girl-driven media activism site originally designed and maintained by the Girls Advisory Board of Hardy Girls Healthy Women and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students at Colby College. We want to do more than question and analyze the media targeting us. We want opportunities to think and work together, public spaces to critique and talk back, and tools to demand a more diverse and healthier set of messages. PBG capitalizes on our love of satire and humor, desire to be seen and heard, and passion for social media.  PBG is geared towards girls age 14-22.

Project Girl

Project Girl is a ground-breaking girl-led, arts-based initiative created to enable girls to become better informed critical consumers of mass media advertising and entertainment. In other words, to become more media literate.

Shaping Youth

Shaping Youth is a nonprofit, nonpartisan consortium dealing with media and marketing’s impact on kids. Using the tactics of industry insiders, Shaping Youth is embedding innovative programs that promote healthier, positive values by using the power of the media turned on itself. Shaping Youth’s programs are deployed via the digital sphere using film, web, and hands-on counter-marketing games in train the trainer format for media literacy and critical thinking skills.

About Face
Everywhere girls and women look, they see messages about their bodies and their selves, telling them they must be tall, blonde, tan, and sexually available. In fact, a woman can rarely separate her feelings about her physical body from her self-worth, especially in our media-saturated society. And the messages even the youngest girls are seeing and hearing are skewed, sexualized, and sexist.

Cover Girl Culture
Cover Girl Culture is a documentary film exploring the impact of media on girls and women in our society.  Through exclusive interviews with the editors of Teen Vogue and Elle magazines the film takes a hard look at the fashion industry and the messages it coveys to young people.  It also reveals the pressure tweens/teens face from our celebrity-centered-culture and the shocking problems caused by the sexualization of girls by the media.

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Freshyarn.com
BRINGING YOU FRESH personal essays since 2004. That is humorous, provocative, dramatic, simple, sweet, raunchy, intimate, bold — and all true. Written by all-star writers, directors, producers, performers and personalities, as well as unpublished emerging talent.

Girl Zone
Girl Zone is based in Burlington, Vermont, with contributors from all over. Girl Zone was one of the first websites for girls, launched in 1997 and has evolved with the Internet and our audience. The staff of Girl Zone, though unpaid or barely paid, bring a wealth of talent to the creation and survival of Girl Zone. We are excited to be have relaunched the site in April 2009. We are one of the only independent websites for girls still alive and kicking. Alot has changed for girls since way back in 1997 – but alot of the same issues concern and interest girls. We want the site to be relevant and FUN for our viewers. We want you to help us stay on top of issues that concern you and make this a place for you to be yourself and have a good time.

Jezebel
Jezebel Open Forums are unique pages built up by you, the readers. Approved commenter’s can invent a #hashtag and host their own threads. Commenter’s can make their own spaces outside of moderated posts for discussions, investigations, live-blogs, and spirited debate. This is where you can stray off-topic and hold court with friends and foes.

Medialit
A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture. The ultimate goal is to make wise choices possible.

PBS Kids: Don’t Buy It
Don’t Buy It: Get Media Smart is a media literacy Web site for young people that encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide users with some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret and evaluate media messages.

Pinkstinks
Pinkstinks is a campaign that targets the products, media and marketing that prescribe heavily stereotyped and limiting roles to young girls. We believe that all children – girls and boys – are affected by the ‘pinkification’ of girlhood. Our aim is to challenge and reverse this growing trend. We also promote media literacy, self-esteem, positive body image and female role models for kids.

Safekids.com
SafeKids.com is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. It’s creator, Larry Magid, is the author of the original 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway” and is also co-director of ConnectSafely.org and a technology journalist.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
See Jane is at the forefront of changing female portrayals and gender stereotypes in children’s media and entertainment. The Institute is uniquely positioned to spotlight gender inequalities at every media and entertainment company through cutting-edge research, education, training, strategic guidance and advocacy programs. Our mission is to work within the entertainment industry to dramatically alter how girls and women are reflected in media.

Teen Talking in Circles
Teen Talking Circles is a 501-c3 organically grown nonprofit organization founded on the principle that both a mature self-identity and healthy relationships develop naturally when we learn to speak our truth from our hearts and hear the truth of others with our hearts.

WAM!: Women, Action, Media
WAM! An independent national nonprofit dedicated to building a robust, effective, inclusive movement for gender justice in media.

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Online Community for Girls:

New Moon Girls is an online community and magazine where girls create and share poetry, artwork, videos, and more; chat together; and learn. All in a fully moderated, educational environment designed to build self-esteem and positive body image.  Order memberships with this link and Hardy Girls Healthy Women receives a $10 donation from New Moon Girls.

REAL Magazine is an organization based in Australia. The pages of REAL Magazine were filled with ideas, challenges, achievements and artworks of young women from across the world aged 12 – 25 years old. The publication aimed to share real stories that connected and supported young women to celebrate diversity, whilst respecting their own bodies and minds. The REAL Team continues to work in partnership with several organisations, artists, individuals and educational institutions to facilitate innovative mediums that honestly reflect the ideas, challenges and experiences of young people.

GirlGeeks is an online community for women and girls interested in techn0logy and computing.

Smart Girls at the Party
Change the world by being yourself…

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Parents and Counselors:

CanTEENgirl
Working with girls age 11 – 17 and their parents, teachers, and mentors, we draw organizations, stakeholders, and communities together in an effort to ensure that girls succeed in math and science.

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is a leading force in the fight against domestic violence. It is the only national organization of its kind founded by business leaders and focused on the workplace. Since 1995, the Alliance has brought together dozens of progressive companies who exchange information, collaborate on projects, and use their influence to instigate change.

Child Trends
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. We seek to improve the lives of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing it with the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children.

Focus Adolescent Services
Our mission is to provide information and resources to empower individuals to help their teens and heal their families.  Through education, self-awareness, support, and personal responsibility, families can rebuild their relationships and reconnect in positive and loving ways.  The free availability of the Focus website reflects our commitment to disseminate knowledge to the widest possible audience.  For over a decade, Focus Adolescent Services has adhered to this mission, helping to save youth and families.

Gear Up Maine
Maine’s GEAR UP Program is helping to create a sustainable culture in schools that supports students who are economically disadvantaged in preparing for, accessing, and succeeding in postsecondary education.

GroundSpark
Since 1978, GroundSpark (formerly Women’s Educational Media) has produced and distributed films, educational resources and campaigns on issues ranging from environmental concerns to affordable housing to preventing rejudice. GroundSpark creates visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities to take action for a more just world.

Healthfinder
Healthfinder.gov, a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

Healthy Recipes for Kids
Would you like to see your kids eating healthier and excited about it? Our healthy recipes for kids and the whole family are just the beginning. We also give loads of great ideas to get kids excited about cooking and eating healthy.

Independent Means
We equip high net worth families and their children with experiences and knowledge to make the most of their resources by learning to sustain assets, “audit the auditor,” exercise sound financial judgment, and make sense of expert advice.

Report It
Report it was founded in 1999. For nearly a decade we have been providing unparalleled 24/7, technology based, online and telephone anonymous tipline / hotline and helpline service. Since our inception our mission has been to provide services and solutions that help our clients identify and mitigate risk and liability through early detection.

Stop-bullies.com
At Stop-Bullies.com, we are committed to providing you with relevant and up-to-date information along with the proven bully prevention strategies.  Whether you are a bully victim, parent, school leader or concerned community leader, bullying and violence must be vital issues
to you.  There has been too much hurt, too much death and too much wasted humanity for any of us to ignore the problem.  If we are not doing something to prevent bullying, we are bystanders.  It is not acceptable for bullies to wage their campaigns of verbal or physical assaults, threats, rumors, and/or techniques of exclusion.Together – we will bring this devastating behavior to an end.

Women’s Sports Foundation
Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports
Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

YouTern
YouTern is dedicated to matching the best young talent to leading organizations through internships. We take great pride in our online community, our passion for customer service, and in using technology to reintroduce the “human” element into human resources.

A Guide to Bullying and Cyberbullying
This page provides a comprehensive guide to bullying and cyberbullying. The guide covers a wide range of topics from the basic common forms of bullying, to the long-term affects of bullying.

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Politics & Advocacy:

Change.org
Every day, across the world, people like you start campaigns on Change.org to fight for issues they care about — and the Change.org team works to mobilize people to help them win.

Sparksummit.com
SPARK was designed to engage girls as part of the solution rather than to protect them from the problem. A day of workshops and action spots gave girls the tools they needed to become activists, organizers, researchers, policy influencers, and media makers.

Teensturninggreen.org
Teens Turning Green is a student led movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities. TTG seeks to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious, empowering the next generation and mobilizing action to sustain our earth.

Womenactionmedia.org
WAM! An independent national nonprofit dedicated to building a robust, effective, inclusive movement for gender justice in media.

Womenssportsfoundation.org
Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault:

Report-it.com
Report it was founded in 1999. For nearly a decade we have been providing unparalleled 24/7, technology based, online and telephone anonymous tipline / hotline and helpline service. Since our inception our mission has been to provide services and solutions that help our clients identify and mitigate risk and liability through early detection.

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Women in History:

Children’s Encyclopedia of Women

National Women’s Hall of Fame

A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.

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