Next City published an article on Alliance for Girls' collective advocacy, in partnership with the Young Women's Freedom Center and the Office of Women's Policy in Santa Clara County, among others, to ensure girls, gender-expansive youth, and menstruating individuals are able to access period products, a need heightened by COVID-19 and resulting school closures. As a result of these efforts, in December the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors earmarked $1 million to address the issue.
Philanthropy Women published an article on Alliance for Girls' #WhenGirlsThrive COVID-19 Response Initiative and the importance of paying more attention to the needs of girls, particularly Black girls and girls of color in the midst of the pandemic. The initiative is filling the data gap on the needs of girls and gender-expansive youth and bringing together advocates, educators, policymakers and agency leaders to ensure girls' needs are met as California navigates the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mercury News published an opinion piece co-authored by Alliance for Girls' Emma Mayerson and the Women's Foundation of California's Surina Khan about Alliance for Girls' released report, Together, We Rise. The report elevates the stories and perspectives of more than 60 girls of color in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, illustrating deep gender injustices compounded by racial inequity. Girls also shared key, insightful recommendations for advancing racial and gender justice, and creating communities where girls can feel safe and valued at home, at school, and wherever they go.