Youth Advisory Board
Eight gender issues in the U.S. that need addressing:
One in three women between the ages of 18-34 has been sexually harassed at work.
Women earn 79 cents for every dollar that men earn. African-American women earn 64 cents, and Latina women earning 56 cents for every dollar earned by a white non-Hispanic man.
Not enough say in political policy
The U.S. Ranks 79th in world for women’s political participation. Women don't have enough
say in issues concerning their our own bodies.
Maternity leave not mandated
The US is the only developed country that doesn’t guarantee paid maternity or parental leave to workers.
Rights not protected for LGBT employees
There is no federal law protecting the rights of LGBT employees in the United States.
Unsafe on campus
Every year 300,000 women on college campuses in the U.S. experience rape or attempted rape. We need better education to prevent it, better protocol on reporting and fair discipline.
Inequality in sports
Although 40 percent of all athletes are women, they receive 4 percent media coverage.
Gender teaching bias
Boys talk nine times more than girls in the classroom and are encouraged to do so; girls don't get the practice they need in debating and sharing their perspectives.
How to tackle gender injustices? One solution: Provide girls with opportunities to practice speaking up. How we do it...
Write letters of advocacy to CEOs
Encourage expressing opinions in class
Learn new skills, and present them
College students model speaking up in class
Provide digital platform to amplify voice