Our Impact

We are now in our seventh year of presenting the Justice For Women program, highlighted by the annual lecture that has established itself as one of Southern Maine’s most exceptional events. It is the only event of its kind.

JFW has raised awareness about issues of justice for women and girls in Maine including:

  • the importance of welcoming New Mainers into our communities, our schools, and our homes
  • the impact of federal policies on our lives in Maine
  • the blight that is food insecurity among Maine's children
  • the need for respect for Mainers of all religions and cultures
  • the rights of women and girls within the Muslim religion

The program has reached tens of thousands of Mainers of all ages through conversations about justice, activism, and making a difference in our own communities. More than half of these are high school students from Maine’s most culturally diverse public schools. Engaging with our speakers has inspired students in their own social justice projects:

  • Muslim women students held panel discussions in their communities about their experiences living in Maine as Muslims and participated in a photo exhibit at USM’s LA College and MECA highlighting their writings
  • Deering students created and presented a play to fellow students to raise awareness about sex trafficking
  • Lewiston High School  students presented a film about identity and racism at a public forum
  • Has inspired the focus of law students' clinical projects including anti-trafficking work

10+

Million Dollars Raised

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12+

Years Serving communities

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15+

Thousand children Impacted

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