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Explore our Youth Storyteller’s Poem “I Can’t Breathe”

The Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity at Georgetown Law is excited to share a new animated video that brings to life the poignant poem “I Can’t Breathe” by Makayla Rivera, our esteemed Youth Storyteller in Residence.  Makayla’s poem focuses on young people’s experiences navigating the presence of police in schools, offering a compelling narrative on the realities faced by students of

Criminalization of Girls who Experience Sexual Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 10, 2023 New “Abuse to Prison Pipeline” Report, Released Today, Provides Critical Update on Criminalization of Girls who Experience Sexual Violence Findings Indicate Girls Continue to Be Criminalized As a Result of Abuse — Punished, Rather Than Supported Washington, DC – Today, the Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity at

Announcing Our Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 21, 2023 CONTACT: GenderJusticeCenter@georgetown.edu Introducing the Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity at Georgetown Law With a decade of transformative impact and pioneering thought on gender equity and racial justice, transition formalizes and expands work. Washington, DC – After ten years as an initiative of the Center on Poverty &

Gender Justice and Opportunity Initiative receives landmark support from #StartSmall

Gender Justice and Opportunity Initiative receives landmark support from #StartSmall *Please consider donating to the Initiative. “If we harness our collective power we can make an even bigger difference in the lives of girls,” says executive director Rebecca Epstein. The Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity at Georgetown Law, which works to advance race and

Research Report Release! “Building Foundations of Health and Wellbeing in School: A Study of Restorative Practices and Girls of Color”

We are excited to announce a new report release,”Building Foundations of Health and Wellbeing in School: A Study of Restorative Practices and Girls of Color.” Authored by Rebecca Epstein and Senior Scholar Thalia González, this repot examines associations between school-based restorative practices and protective health factors for girls of color. Throughout the project, we found

Case Study: Restorative Empowerment for Youth Pilot Training Program for Girls of Color

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity has partnered with Restorative Empowerment for Youth (REY) to offer and evaluate a pilot online restorative justice program developed for girls of color to support more inclusive, culturally responsive, and connected learning environments in Fall 2020. Download the Case Study: Restorative

Did you miss our webinar?

Did you miss our webinar on Black Herstory Month with Michelle Love-Day and Cierra Kaler-Jones? Check out the recording of this informative, inspiring content in our webinar archives.

Center on Poverty and Inequality Sponsors “Girlhood Interrupted” at National Museum

The Center on Poverty and Inequality commissioned painter Ashley Joi and photographer Sancha McBurnie to create original works to complement the report, pieces that were displayed at a reception following the presentation. Both artists shared their perspectives with the audience. Epstein stressed that the Center on Poverty seeks change at a system level, working to