Uniting Isolated Voices: Girls & Gender Expansive Youth During COVID-19

Publish Date: 
Media Type: 
Prevention Strategy Type: 

The COVID-19 pandemic did not create new inequities, it dramatically worsened existing ones. For girls, especially Black and Brown girls and gender expansive youth, multiple factors including isolation, economic insecurity, increased caretaking responsibilities, and stress and anxiety have destabilized their sense of safety and ability to thrive. Uniting Isolated Voices provides a roadmap on the investments and strategies needed to achieve greater equity, especially for girls and gender expansive youth of color.

Black and Brown girls have felt a myriad of negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, destabilizing their sense of safety and ability to thrive. Alliance for Girls (AFG) surveyed 1214 girls about their experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic and what supports they need in order to build pathways to success. The Uniting Isolated Voices report outlines survey findings and provides a roadmap to achieving greater equity for girls. AFG’s digital toolkit offers sample social media posts, visuals, key links, and more that girls’ allies can share to inspire action to heal and rebuild communities where every girl thrives.

Access the Uniting Isolated Voices report and digital toolkit from Alliance for Girls’ website. For questions about using the digital toolkit, contact Raquel at raquel@alliance4girls.org.

Create Account

Create an account to save and submit your own prevention resources. Begin here.

Recent News

Thursday, 14 October 2021
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2021, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project is turning up the heat on last year's call to action: No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice. This October and beyond, we must center, celebrate, and follow the leadership of Black survivors, leaders, advocates, and frontline workers in our efforts for social transformation. Racial justice is our work.
Monday, 1 November 2021
Webinar Announcement 2:00-3:30pm Eastern / 1:00-2:30pm Central / 12:00-1:30pm Mountain / 11:00am-12:30pm Pacific Join PreventConnect on this web conference where guests will discuss how they’ve engaged businesses and diverse work environments and sectors in integrating trauma-informed principles to their workplaces and how internal organizational shifts are key to improving relationships with communities involved in sexual and intimate partner violence prevention.

Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer: This website is funded through Grant #90EV0410-03 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program [which incorporates funding provided by the National Center on Injury Prevention and Control/Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCIPC/CDC)]. Neither the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this website including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided.

Subscribe to the PreventIPV newsletter