October was a busy month for the IRC in Atlanta’s newly-formed Gender Equality Committee (GEC), as the group organized special activities to mark both International Day of the Girl (IDG) and the Atlanta Pride Festival

Launched in April 2018, the IRC in Atlanta’s GEC aims to remove gender-based barriers and empower women and girls by ensuring gender equality across all programming. For this inaugural year, the GEC elected to prioritize: 

In addition to these goals, the GEC also organized activities for both IDG and Pride Weekend. For IDG on October 11, the GEC partnered with the IRC’s youth programs to host an empowerment workshop and celebration, with more than 30 young women coming out to the event. Attendees bonded over arts and crafts, set goals for the future and celebrated being themselves.  

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Celebrating International Day of the Girl at the IRC in Atlanta.
Photo: Jade Johnson

On October 14 the IRC in Atlanta marched in the Atlanta Pride Parade for the first time ever—distributing an incredible 1,000 Y’all Means All buttons en route! The IRC in Atlanta is committed to building a safe and inclusive community where everyone who calls Georgia home feels welcome and is honored to have marched alongside so many incredible groups and organizations.   

Thanks to the Gender Equality Committee, the IRC marched in the Atlanta Pride Parade for the first time ever this year!
Thanks to the Gender Equality Committee, the IRC marched in the Atlanta Pride Parade for the first time ever this year!
Photo: IRC Atlanta

Moving forward, the IRC in Atlanta’s GEC will continue to champion women and girls and advocate for an inclusive and safe community for all.  

To learn more about the work of the IRC in Atlanta and for information on how you can get involved with the IRC as a donor or volunteer, please contact Senior Development Manager, Kalie Lasiter, at [email protected] or 678-636-8941.

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