FAIR Girls

FAIR Girls (formerly FAIR Fund) prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide through empowerment and education. Through prevention education, outreach, compassionate care, and survivor inclusive advocacy, FAIR Girls creates opportunities for girls to become confident, happy and healthy young women. FAIR Girls was created to serve this purpose - to empower girls in the U.S. and around the world who have been forgotten, exploited or otherwise are at-risk of not reaching their potential. Since 2003, FAIR Girls has reached over 15,000 youth and provided technical and programmatic support to over 60 social service organizations in 13 countries.

FAIR Girls
2100 M Street
Ste. 170-254
Washington, DC 20037
United States
202-265-1505
http://www.fairgirls.org

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Andrea Christine Powell

Management Team

Andrea Powell, Priya Dhanani, Jordan Kaye Terry, Sarah Lu, Allison Medina, Veronica Antimonik, Biljana Hajnal, Tanja Radovic, Elena Timofeeva, Regina Kacwamu, Aldrine Naduru

Board of Directors

Olivia Doherty, Brandis Friedman, Heather King, Anna Miller, Keely O'Callaghan, Julianna Paunescu, Andrea Powell, Karen Sherman, William Stephens, Priya Dhanani, Jordan Kaye Terry, Sarah Lu, Allison Medina, Veronica Antimonik, Biljana Hajnal, Tanja Radovic, Elena Timofeeva, Regina Kacwamu, Aldrine Naduru

Mission

FAIR Girls (formerly FAIR Fund) prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide through empowerment and education. Through prevention education, outreach, compassionate care, and survivor inclusive advocacy, FAIR Girls creates opportunities for girls to become confident, happy and healthy young women. FAIR Girls was created to serve this purpose - to empower girls in the U.S. and around the world who have been forgotten, exploited or otherwise are at-risk of not reaching their potential. Since 2003, FAIR Girls has reached over 15,000 youth and provided technical and programmatic support to over 60 social service organizations in 13 countries.

Programs

2011-2012 Programmatic Accomplishments and Areas of Focus Prevention: Teens talk. So we directly educated 1000 students to stay safe from exploitation. Tell Your Friends is the only trafficking awareness prevention program in D.C. public schools. Economic Empowerment: 250 JewelGirls worldwide created and sold beautiful jewelry, earning a portion of proceeds in our signature income-generation and therapeutic art workshop program. Community Training: Police, lawyers, teachers, social workers, doctors, and judges come into contact with children every day. As co-chair of the D.C. Anti Trafficking Task force, FAIR Girls trained 1000 community professionals to use their powers for good to properly identify and assist victims of trafficking. Compassionate Care for Girl Survivors: Our social workers and qualified team provided emergency crisis response, counseling, vocational training, court advocacy, accompaniment, and legal and housing services and referrals to 180 survivors. Survivor Inclusive Advocacy: Our survivor advocate told her brave story of trafficking to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nick Kristof in the New York Times, appeared on ABC Nightline, and is featured in Marie Claire's July 2012 issue in her campaign to shut down the adult services section of Backpage.com. FAIR Girls testified before Congress for increased health services for trafficking victims and collaborates with community partners worldwide.

Statistics on FAIR Girls

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $350,000
  • Annual Budget for 2008: $200,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $350,000
  • Other funding sources: Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Yahoo Employee Foundation, Ramsay Merriam Fund, the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, Rex Foundation, LuLu Lemon, Sephora, Ballys of Switzerland, the Verizon Foundation, SalesForce, Boise Schiller Flexner, LLP
  • Religious Affiliation: None