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Standing 4 Black Girls Rally To End Rape Culture, Sexual Violence in Leimert Park

Standing 4 Black Girls Rally To End Rape Culture, Sexual Violence in Leimert Park

On Saturday, October 22nd, students, artists, musicians, organizers, teachers and Black women entrepreneurs will join the Women’s Leadership Project , Media Done Responsibly, the Black LGBTQ+ Parent and Caregiver group and other community partners for

  • PublishedOctober 16, 2022

On Saturday, October 22nd, students, artists, musicians, organizers, teachers and Black women entrepreneurs will join the Women’s Leadership Project , Media Done Responsibly, the Black LGBTQ+ Parent and Caregiver group and other community partners for the 3rd annual #Stand4BlackGirls Rally.

These groups and organizations will take to the streets in Leimert Park to rally and raise awareness about the disproportionate impact of rape, as well as sexual and domestic violence on Black girls and Black communities.

Black women and girls between the ages of 15–35 are more likely to die from domestic and intimate partner violence than are non-Black women and girls. Approximately 60% of Black girls have experienced some form of sexual abuse by the time they are 18 and Black girls report in-school sexual harassment at higher rates than other groups. 

The Women’s Leadership Project

Domestic and sexual violence rates have skyrocketed since the Covid-19 pandemic began, which highlights already existing socioeconomic disparities within vulnerable communities of color, where access to preventive health care is limited.

For Black girl sexual violence victims, silence and shaming from Black families, faith institutions, the community at large, and law enforcement contribute to the triple burden facing Black women and girls.

The #MeToo movement has been ineffective and MIA on redressing these issues.

The #Standing4BlackGirls coalition and task force mobilizes for expanding mental health, violence prevention education, jobs, housing, and reproductive justice resources for Black cis/straight and Black queer girls in L.A. County.

Info on how to participate in or support the October 22nd action can be found here.

Read More: https://womensleadershipla.org/third-annual-standing4blackgirls-community-action-to-end-rape-culture-and-sexual-violence/

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