Currently Silver Gummy is funding the research behind the program "Girl Talk: Inspiring Safe, Confident, and Healthy Young Women" at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre.
This program provides girls with the information and skills they need to have healthy sexual relationships, positive self-image and personal autonomy to make decisions that impact their overall mental health and well-being.
We have been asked to focus on the issues that are relevant to girls right now and pervasive in the media they consume: body image, mental health, dating and cyber violence, bullying and issues of consent. The negative consequences of girls’ navigating this new and potentially dangerous terrain on their own are ones we are all familiar with: unplanned pregnancies, violent relationships, anxiety, depression and self-harm.
The potential positive impacts of providing a more robust program are clear: girls who gain the skills to grow into safe, confident, healthy women.