ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) today announced the launch of its new app, Think Like a Girl. The application, developed with funding from the Georgia Department of Public Health through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) corporate agreement CDC-RFA-CE19-1902, is the organization’s first app-based resource designed specifically for girls became .
Think Like a Girl aims to be a resource for girls to support their individual self-determination. Over the course of 21 days, users of the app will be guided through various tasks designed to encourage girls to gain confidence, make good decisions, give to others and find their voice. The app also provides them with a safe place to journal and is designed to help them develop long-term positive habits and mindsets.
“We want girls across the state of Georgia to take back the phrase ‘think like a girl’ and remove the negative stigma and connotation that traditionally comes with it, hence the app’s name,” said Jennifer Bivins, President and CEO of GNESA. “Healthy relationships start with empowering girls to see their worth. The prompts and exercises the app guides girls through are designed to help them develop a positive mindset and understand the strength and confidence that comes with thinking like a girl.”
The Think Like a Girl app is available on the Apple App Store and Android App Store via Google Play. It is not intended to replace medical, mental or psychological professional services.
Sexual Assault Centers Across Georgia are community-based advocacy centers that offer victims/survivors of sexual violence free and confidential services – available 24/7. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, find your local counseling center at http://www.gnesa.org/ or call 1-800-656-4673 to locate the center closest to you.
Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) provides leadership and resources for sexual assault centers, programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivors. We support, recruit and partner with sexual assault centers, programs, attorneys, prosecutors, medical professionals and law enforcement officials to promote a more restorative response to sexual violence and improve effective criminal justice systems. We believe that sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, oppression of people with disabilities, religious oppression and ageism are among the major causes of sexual violence. GNESA is committed to challenging and changing institutions, issues, practices and policies that foster these systems of oppression.