Next Generation Program

The Center believes that the future of the movement to end violence against women depends on our ability to successfully invest in young leaders. We all remember being young, passionate, and eager to make change, but running up against archaic policies, programs with too few resources, and a system that is unwilling or unable to hold perpetrators accountable in meaningful ways. We must empower young leaders, giving them the tools to overcome obstacles so that they remain energetic and active within the movement into their professional lives.

Program Philosophy

The most important goals of our programs and website are to 1) decrease victim blaming so that professionals can be effective in supporting survivors seeking help and resources, 2) increase perpetrator (those who choose to do harm) accountability through institutional and systemic change, and 3) support the future of the movement to end gender violence by empowering young leaders.