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    Preventing Suicidal Ideation and Attempt through Chrysalis After-School

    A report released in May reported a significant rise in the number of school-age children and teens thinking of, or actually attempting suicide. An estimated 2 million teens attempt suicide annually, and 15 die every day. According to a study released this week by the American Academy of Pediatrics, from 2008 to 2015, the number […]

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    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Although our attention has been focused on the alarm of recent news, worries about income taxes, and threats of international conflict, it is still important not to forget that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Embrace Your Voice” is a fitting theme for 2018, since attention has exploded through the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, among […]

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    Intersectionality of Gender and Race in US Health Outcomes

    CNN recently released a report on childbirth that presented a shocking statistic: between 700 and 1,200 women each year die from pregnancy or childbirth complications in the United States. This is more than anywhere else in the developed world. This fact is appalling in itself, but here’s even more for concern: black women are 3-4 […]

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    From Executive Director, Terry Hernandez, Revisiting Iowa View (2007)

    Key to our work is understanding that we may not be able to change the way society views and treats women; rather, we work to build the resilience, self-confidence, and “grit” that girls and women need to face any challenge. Much of this work early in my “Chrysalis career” was based on what I had […]

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  • Pornography is a Public Health Crisis

    It is estimated that internet pornography sites get over 450 million unique visitors every month – more than Amazon, Twitter, and Netflix combined. Pornography, objectification, and hypersexualization are all damaging to girls and women, and our work is to prevent this.

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    Successful Girls Empower the World

    The Nike Foundation’s report, entitled The Girl Declaration, supports our educational and economic security goals and is very powerful. The Foundation worked with dozens of the world’s leading organizations that shared their valuable experience working with girls to develop the report. Find out why The Girl Declaration supports how providing education to girls can and will impact world economics.

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