Young Women's Leadership

Young Women's Leadership Development Program

The Young Women's Leadership Development Program is dedicated to creating safe, caring and empowering spaces for young women from SRBWI's target counties so they mature to be committed, productive contributors to society.

The premiere activity of the program is the annual Unita Blackwell Young Women's Leadership Institute. Throughout the year, young women engage in community-centered projects, trainings and other activities with their local Human Rights Commissions.

An advanced track of the Blackwell Institute, "New Visions," involves 15 young women and a mentor from each state who engage in digital film making intensives at the Institute, followed by training and guidance across the year in their local communities. "New Visions" is committed to engaging and involving these young women in the work of SRBWI and to teaching them a marketable skill.

To learn how you can help, contact Natalie A. Collier at ncollier@childrensdefense.org.