Girls Incorporated relies on the facts in fulfilling its vision of empowered girls in an equitable society. The National Resource Center (NRC) is the organization’s research, program development, national services, and training site. Research and evaluation conducted by the NRC provide the foundation for Girls Inc. programs. The NRC also responds to requests for information on girls’ issues and distributes Girls Inc. publications.
» Girls and Sexual Activity: Pregnancy down, contraception use up, but teens get mixed messages on protection. Young mothers, children face lifelong challenges.
» Girls and Their Bodies: Worries about weight exacerbated by TV, magazines, Internet. Pressure to alter girls’ bodies; diets, eating disorders, self-injury.
» Girls and Violence in the U.S.: Exposure to violence can lead to risky behavior, adult victimhood, crime. At school: fights, bullying, cyber-bullying. At home: family perpetrators, cyclical abuse common.
» Girls and Information Technology: Computer use high as teens, but college/working women underrepresented in computer science; wages, status remain unequal.
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Send her to the National Girls Inc.’s website for girls, “Girls Inc. Online.”
Girls create a profile with an avatar and show what makes them strong, smart, and bold. They set and share goals online and watch videos about the amazing things girls and women have accomplished.