Our Mission

FAIR Girls (formerly FAIR Fund) prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education. Through prevention education, compassionate care, and survivor inclusive advocacy, FAIR Girls creates opportunities for girls to become confident, happy, healthy young women.

FAIR Girls currently operates programs in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and the United States. The FAIR Girls home office in Washington, D.C. offers compassionate care to prevent the exploitation of all girls, with a special emphasis on girls who have experienced homelessness, life inside the foster care system, sexual abuse, and trafficking.

Our Values

Compassion

Compassion literally means to “suffer together”. It is the ability to offer mercy to a person that is facing adversity and to be strongly motivated to help. It is to feel a connection with someone that is enduring suffering and to offer relief while suspending any judgment on that person’s character or behavior.

Empowerment

To promote or facilitate another person’s self-actualization. Empowerment equips or supplies another person with the ability to identify their own strengths and capacity for change. Through this process an individual may take ownership of their life outcomes.

Respect

To give esteem for or recognize the dignity, worth, and excellence inherent in every person. A respectful person gives deference to the innate rights, privileges, qualities, and abilities of everyone. Respect is the intentional behavior to acknowledge and extend proper courtesy and acceptance to every individual.

Trust

The firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, and competence of each staff member and survivor. To place confidence in the present abilities, behaviors, and positions of your coworkers and our young survivors. To offer a hopeful and optimistic attitude in the direction of the agency as a whole.

Grace

The daily exercise of elegance in decisions, behaviors, and treatment of others. Grace is the ability to maintain a disposition of kindness and to consistently act to benefit and serve others. It is to remain poised and dependable in challenges and to offer wisdom and support through servant leadership.

Strength / Approach

The belief that there are strengths and resources in every situation, individual, and the agency as a whole. A strengths-based approach acknowledges self-determination and that all clients and staff are experts of their own situations, while engaging them as partners in their own interventions. It is the practice of focusing on a person’s skills, interests, and support systems and enhancing those in order to make positive change. A strengths-based individual will identify and build on individual and agency strengths in order to reach goals and encourage survivors to retain or regain independence in their daily lives.

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