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Risky Environments

Girlhood in a Post-conflict Society

Donna Sharkey

Post-conflict settings often contain high levels of risk for war-affected girls, yet these same settings also support hope for them. In such contexts, what risks exist for girls and how do they construct responses to these risks? is article is based on an ethnographic study which included a cohort of fifteen girls who had been caught up in the decade-long war in Sierra Leone, a war noted for its gender-based viciousness. Having lived through horrific situations, a major task of these girls has been to make meaning of, and respond to, the risks existing within their post-conflict environments. Following an analysis of the current context of the lives of these girls, this article examines the risks the girls face in their daily lives and the strategies they employ as strength-based responses to these risks.

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Unequal Education in Preschool

Gender at Play

Jessica Prioletta

’ access to the different spaces of the classroom play environment. The data shows that liberal notions of equality worked to perpetuate Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s and Plato’s historical philosophies of education and gender. Drawing on Jane Roland Martin

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Making It Up

Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls

Emily Bent

Parent, among others, 7 show, spectacular girls appear to change the world all on their own. Girl-activists and girl-centered organizations struggle in this environment to make intergenerational partnerships visible. Indeed, it is often easier to embrace

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Sexy Health Carnival

One Small Part of Indigenous Herstory

Alexa Lesperance

supportive environments in which to learn, teach one another, and laugh, I created, with the help of my family, community, and NYSHN, the Sexy Health Carnival (SHC). The carnival is referred to as sexy because it is about positive esteem and feeling good

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I’m Not Loud, I’m Outspoken

Narratives of Four Jamaican Girls’ Identity and Academic Success

Rowena Linton and Lorna McLean

. Methodology Our central research question asks: What are the strategies used by successful secondary school black girls to achieve academic success in an urban school learning environment? This study explores the strategies used by four successful high

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“I Hope Nobody Feels Harassed”

Teacher Complicity in Gender Inequality in a Middle School

Susan McCullough

, to play this role the boys needed to be disruptive in class and dismissive of academic success. In researching boys’ dominance in the classroom environment in Australia, Dalley-Trim found that “while gender is a complex phenomenon, and the

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From Risk to Resistance

Girls and Technologies of Nonviolence

Laurel Hart

grassroots technologies serve at-risk populations? How do existing policy frameworks seek to create nonviolent environments for online technologies, and in what ways do they fall short? What public infrastructures—like law enforcement, for example— are

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Their Journey to Triumphant Activism

14 Young Women Speak Out

Nokukhanya Ngcobo

themselves engaging in sexual activities with their partners, not because they were ready to do so but because they wanted to please their partners and also to fit in with their friends. As Zethu Jiyana writes, “I was now in an environment where relationships

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Girls’ Work in a Rural Intercultural Setting

Formative Experiences and Identity in Peasant Childhood

Ana Padawer

transmission of knowledge in this process, but, rather, an appropriation of cultural resources shaped from the immediate environment ( Rockwell 1997 ), where the progressive comprehension of the outside world came from the learners’ intention to undertake an

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Being a Responsible Violent Girl?

Exploring Female Violence, Self-management, and ADHD

Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist and Linda Arnell

right to self-determination. Unlike Sara, however, Agda stresses her aggressiveness and violence as a consequence of a difficult social environment. She makes this argument in relation to narratives of professional and informal support in her social