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Girls Across Borders:
Funding a Transnational Movement with and for Girls of Color

OCTOBER 10-11, 2018

A Two-Day Convening in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Girls Breaking Borders: International Day of the Girl


Schedule at a glance:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018:

  • 11:30-12:30: Lunch on your own and provided at hotels
  • 12:30-1pm: Travel to Casa Dominicana, shuttles from El Convento and Serafina Hotels
  • 1:30-4:30: Learning Sessions on Puerto Rico
  • 5-8pm: Community Building Dinner

Thursday, October 11, 2018:

  • 7:30-8:30am: Breakfast at Hotel El Convento
  • 8:30-9am: Welcome
  • 9am – 5:30pm: All day convening
  • 5:45pm: Travel to La Concha Resort
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Reception co-hosted with Education Anew Shifting Justice

Funding a Transnational Movement with and for Girls of Color

Thanks to the efforts of activists and advocates, the vibrant movement for girls of color is growing! This moment calls for more philanthropic resources that have a global analysis directed to the movements that center girls of color. We were honored to host our third annual convening in Puerto Rico, an island with an incredibly powerful and resilient movement history.

From the courageous work to confront sexual violence to the determined efforts to dismantle structural racism, we know that girls of color are increasingly vulnerable and incredibly powerful in the movements to end these harms. The current political climate has deep implications for girls and their communities across the globe – yet the connections between what girls are experiencing are too often not explored. Our hope is to also create space for funders to learn directly how to support activists and movement leaders working for justice in Puerto Rico today.

This third annual convening engaged us in conversation about the global connections of this work and created space for learning, solidarity and growth, enabling us to better support movements working to dismantle the structural barriers facing girls of color.

For the 2018 convening, G4GC partnered with Education Anew: Shifting Justice (EASJ), a biennial convening hosted by Communities for Just Schools and Andrus Family Fund that brings together 300 education and youth justice organizers and advocates for shared learning and strategizing.



Girl-centred advocacy could protect 600 million girls from violence, Denise Raquel Dunning

New Perspectives, New Solutions Funding Organising Led by Girls and Young Women, Mama Cash

Report: FRIDA / AWID Publication: Brave, Creative, Resilient; the Global State of Young Feminist Organising

Day 1

Day 2