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The primary objectives of SAGE are (1) to provide critical aid to the Philadelphia public interest community in serving survivors of gender-based violence and exploitation and (2) to facilitate and encourage student participation in the field, both during and after graduate studies, by acting as a comprehensive resource for the Penn Law community.

SAGE provides a venue through which students can gain training and experience in dealing with gender-based exploitation issues, an opportunity to work on projects with various organizations in the Philadelphia area, a symposium through which students can learn and exchange ideas about addressing gender-based exploitation issues from leaders in the field, and, ultimately, a resource guide for open use, complete with referrals and training materials for student attorneys. 

SAGE is a starting point for institutional growth and increased financial and curricular commitment by Penn Law to the field of gender-based violence.  SAGE’s mission is to carve a unique space for Penn Law students in the legal community and develop sustainable partnerships with organizations and professionals in the field of gender based violence.