Our research is grounded in the belief that those closest to the problem are closest to the solution. Therefore we conduct original research that is girl-led and community-driven to gain a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of girls, as well as the health of the sector that seeks to serve them.

AFG COVID Analysis Jan 2021 Screenshot

Data Snapshots of Girls' Lived Experiences & Needs During COVID-19

Alliance for Girls and its team of youth researchers developed a short survey for girls* in California up to age 24 to collect and analyze data at different time points of girls' experiences during the COVID-19 crisis. As AFG collects more data, we will present it with an intersectional analysis. (Share the survey with your girls.)

Screenshot of COVID-19 Impact on Girls' Organizations

Data Snapshot of COVID-19's Impact on Girls' Organizations

In tandem to collecting data on girls’ expressed needs during COVID-19, Alliance for Girls is collecting data on COVID-19's impact on girl-serving organizations financially and programmatically. Findings inform all AFG programs.

Cover Art of the Radical Visions of Safety Report, drawing of 3 girls braiding each other's hair

Research on the Lived Experiences of Girls

Alliance for Girls’ school and community-based research combines quantitative and qualitative data to gain a deeper understanding of girls’ lived experiences. All reports include policy, practice and program recommendations for how to improve school and community systems to better meet girls’ needs.


Research on the Girls' Service Sector

Based on girls’ expressed needs, Alliance for Girls compiles data and research on girl-serving organizations. We collect and produce reports on important indicators of the sectors’ health, including budget size, staff size and diversity, range of services offered, and the location of services delivery. We assess the status of the sector in meeting evidence-based standards of gender-responsive, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate approaches to serving girls. Findings inform all AFG programs.