Our Mission:

Giving voice to girls’ equity, issues and needs.


The Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls' mission is to ensure that girls receive equal access to all of the appropriate gender-specific support and services they need to help them develop to their full potential.


We Believe:

Every girl possesses her own individual potential and with the right opportunities and support young women can fulfill the promise of their unique strengths and abilities.

Girls need and deserve the awareness, attention, and commitment of a wide range of individuals to promote their healthy development.

Girls’ concerns and perspectives should be included in the design and implementation of programs, policy decisions, and research intended to address their needs. Girls should be included as partners in these activities in ways that help them gain leadership skills, develop supportive relationships, and experience themselves as active participants in social change.



We’ve compiled a list of great resources from national and state organizations and publications on the latest research on girls’ issues and effective approaches in working with girls.

Our Impact

The Coalition acts as a state level advocate for girls, an education and information resource on the issues that girls face and on effective work with girls, and a network for members committed to helping girls succeed. The Coalition advocates for and educates others about all girls and young women, especially those who are at risk for endangerment and disconnection and involved in State or County systems.

The Coalition has developed an information resource comprised of two Handbooks, now available in one volume on Amazon, giving programs guidance on implementing gender-responsive and trauma-informed approaches for working with girls.


Issues that Matter

Read about the issues that can impact girls and get data about girls’ issues and needs that can better inform advocates.


Get Involved

Be a voice for girls and young women in Oregon.


get involved

Become a member and join the Coalition in supporting the programs and people working with girls.

Get our handbook

Provides guidance on implementing gender-responsive and trauma-informed approaches for working with girls.

Make a Donation

Support our work to raise awareness of girl’s issues and provide resources for those working with girls.