and important sources of knowing. The work of activists like Jessica Danforth, Sarah Hunt, Leanne Simpson and many more, together with my own work with Indigenous girls’ groups and that of Indigenous writers and artists is essential in its providing of
Local and Global Challenges and Solutions
The rapid political and social changes in Russia in the 1990s contributed to the circulation of many new ideas about what might count as the successful start of adulthood and also about gender norms for young people. My aim in this article is to explore the normativity of girlhood in contemporary Russia by focusing on the Nordic-Russian cooperation project that runs group workshops for girls and by looking, in particular, at a special program that was carried out in the Kaliningrad region. I show that in spite of the special and unique character of the project, the realization of the program in the Russian context partly recalls some other projects in which the general perception of heteronormativity, and the opposition of male/female as natural is left untouched.
Annabel Erulkar and Girmay Medhin
-year program for girls aged 14 to 20 that provided life skills, financial literacy, and vocational training through girls’ groups led by mentors. ELA included a randomized control trial in which the intervention was randomized to 100 treatment and 50 control