The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. Joins The Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research: A Women and Girls of Color Initiative.
Windsor Mill, April 21, 2016: The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC), announced today that it has joined the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research: A Women and Girls of Color Initiative. The collaborative, an initiative of the White House Council on Women and Girls, was announced during a November 2015 summit co-hosted by the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University. The collaborative noted that women of color will constitute “more than half of all women in the United States by 2050,” yet research focusing on the unique challenges of women and girls of color is limited which created the need to take action.
Members commit to share, improve, collaborate and support research that advances women and girls of color over the next five years. According to the collaborative, over 40 organizations representing colleges, universities, publishers, non-profit organizations among others have joined the collaborative and collectively have committed more than $60 million to research initiatives.
NGWCC is a new non-profit organization formed to be a council for educators, administrators, business leaders, parents/guardians, students, community leaders, and community organizations to advance and empower girls and women of color. NGWCC’s mission is to advance and empower girls and women of color and to take action to eliminate the numerous barriers that continue to affect the psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being, and growth of girls and women of color.
NGWCC will raise the bar in advancing and empowering girls and women of color as advocates through collaborations, conferences, discussions, resources, mentoring, research studies, unique and innovative initiatives, programs, and strategies designed to lift, inspire and empower girls and women of color.
Understanding the critical need for new and continued research on girls and women of color, in January of 2016, NGWCC developed the Institute for the Study of Girls and Women of Color (ISGWC) as the organization’s research division. Through funding, the ISGWC will conduct studies investigating the plethora of issues that continue to affect the lives of girls and women of color and use findings to develop quality programs, initiatives, etc. designed to help girls and women of color reach higher ground.
Through membership in the collaborative, NGWCC has committed to collaborate, share, improve, support and engage in new research that advances women and girls of color over the next five years and beyond.