A Long Walk Home uses art therapy and the visual and performance arts to document, to educate and to bring about social change. Using testimonies, poetry, music, photographs, and videos of and by women and children, A Long Walk Home provides safe and entertaining forums through which the public learns about healing from trauma. One of their core programs is Girl/Friends, a multi-media art program designed specifically for adolescent girls (ages 14-19) that addresses issues of sexual assault, teenage dating violence, statutory rape, sexual harassment and sexual assault laws. Link: A Long Walk Home
CEASE & DESIST serves incarcerated girls and young women ages 10-17 in Georgia. CEASE & DESIST works to protect their human rights by curbing detrimental and excessive imprisonment through community mobilization to provide gender-specific and culturally competent effective assistance of counsel, rehabilitative programs and resources, and monitoring conditions of confinement to improve the quality of reproductive health services available to girls and women detained in penal facilities. Link: CEASE & DESIST
CEASE & DESIST was funded in 2004. They are based in the .
Based in Oakland, CA, is the nation's first national talkline to cater to the emotional needs of women after an abortion. In 2007, Exhale trained over 90 volunteers to staff the post-abortion talkline and has significantly expanded their hours, multi-lingual accessibility, and geographic range since Third Wave first funded them. Link: Exhale
Los Angeles Indigenous People’s Alliance educates low-income young women on cultural preservation, leadership, and reproductive health for indigenous communities. With support from Third Wave, LAIPA has organized its youth members to combat sexual violence and anti-immigrant backlash. Link: Los Angeles Indigenous People's Alliance
Sistas on the Rise advocates for quality education for teen parents and expecting mothers as a way of building leadership among young mothers and reducing poverty and unintended pregnancies. SOTR continues to build trust and community as they assess factors that impact and/or impede the educational access and achievement of young mothers, including the closing of "pregnant and parenting schools" in New York City. Link: Sistas on the Rise
Truth About Sex is an emerging reproductive justice website run for and by adults under 30. To inspire a new generation of spokespersons, the founders decided to develop an online forum where young adults could critically and artistically engage public discourse about reproductive justice.
Truth About Sex was funded in 2004. They are based in the .
The Young Women’s Empowerment Project (YWEP) is a youth leadership organization grounded in harm reduction and social justice organizing by and for girls and young women, including transgender women (ages 12-23) impacted by the sex trade and street economies. In 2011 YWEP will continue to operate the Bad Encounter Line, through which girls and young women can report their experiences with institutional violence. Through the Chicago Task Force for Homeless, Homefree and Street Based Youth, YWEP will help author and promote the adaptation of a Street Youth Bill of Rights among youth-serving organizations in Chicago. Link: Young Women’s Empowerment Project