Posts Tagged ‘Educational Initiative’
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Dear Friend, Winter has been inspiring and productive here at GEMS, even with all the snow! I recent ly conducted a two day intensive training with our amazing Youth Leadership Interns on honing their training and outreach skills and handling some of the specific challenges that come up when you’re training on an issue that you’ve had personal experience with. As survivors, our voices and experiences are critical in educating and raising awareness but it’s not about us just telling our ‘stories’, but about using solid training skills to communicate our diverse ideas, critical analysis and insight.
And it’s up to organizations and policy makers to provide both the professional development and the platform for survivors to grow as leaders.
Tags: commercial sexual exploitation of children, CSEC, Diamond of the Month, Educational Initiative, Facebook, GEMS Newsletter, GEMS shop, GEMS Training Institute, GEMS Training Webinar, Girls Are Not For Sale, Good Morning America, Grace Outreach, New York Writers Coalition, Off the Field Players Wives Association, Rachel Lloyd, Survivor, Training, Twitter, Very Young Girls, Youth Leadership
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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March was a very busy month for us, with trainings and dedicated advocacy work. Our girls were up
Tags: Educational Initiative, Facebook, GEMS Newsletter, GEMS shop, Girls Are Not For Sale, Girls Like Us, Leader, Male Allies Award Breakfast, New York Times, Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act, Survivor, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, Twitter, Victim, Violence Against Women Act, Youth Advocacy
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Exciting things are happening this summer! First off, GEMS has premiered a new and entirely survivor-written Victim, Survivor, Leader training curriculum. We’ve been highlighting the great work that direct service providers can provide to victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking, and the trainings have been going really well. I feel incredibly proud to be co-facilitating a totally survivor-written curriculum about our Victim, Survivor, Leader model with two incredible survivor leaders.
Last month, we celebrated the achievements of GEMS members who are participating in our Educational Initiative program. It was such a moving night, and I’m so proud of all of our girls who are furthering their education. . . .
Tags: Betty Shabazz, curriculum, Educational Initiative, End CSEC Day, Family Court Advocacy, Kalima DeSuze, Karen Zaremba, Katherine Mullen, Lawyer's Manual on Human Trafficking, Leader, Malcolm X, NeNe Ali, Sheila White, Survivor, Tiffany Rivera, True Poetess, Tysheena Rhames, Victim, VSL, Youth Leadership