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Natalie Clark

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 girlsgroups and that of Indigenous writers and artists is essential in its providing of

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Organizing Girls' Groups for a Better Future

Local and Global Challenges and Solutions

Yulia Gradskova

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.

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Passing the Talking Stick

Resilience-Making through Storytelling

Tammy Williams

Indigenous Women's Utopia; this is the name of the girlsgroup of which they are members and the title of their book. The short entries include poems, personal stories, and images. There are stories of abuse, drugs, sexualized violence, and misogyny but

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Claudia Mitchell

. My next presentation will include an image from the work with the girl groups in Vietnam. The activist agenda expands along with the inventory. Notes 1 The Principal Investigators of Networks for Change and Well-being Girl-led ‘From the Ground

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Heta Mulari

networks such as the metro remain scarce. One exception is Jaana Lähteenmaa's (1992) study on how girl groups hang out and contest this public space. In her research, which is an example of early Finnish girlhood studies, Lähteenmaa foregrounds the idea

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Personal, Powerful, Political

Activist Networks by, for, and with Girls and Young Women

Catherine Vanner and Anuradha Dugal

Women's Utopia (2019), self-published by a girlsgroup of the same name, discusses girls’ testimonies that describe their experiences of mentorship in Treaty 6 Traditional Homeland of the Métis People, otherwise known as Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The

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Annabel Erulkar and Girmay Medhin

-year program for girls aged 14 to 20 that provided life skills, financial literacy, and vocational training through girlsgroups led by mentors. ELA included a randomized control trial in which the intervention was randomized to 100 treatment and 50 control

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Emily Bent

of a local girl's group in Mozambique that travels the country to debate long-held restrictions on girls’ political participation; or any of the other forty girl activists we have brought to the UN to share their visions of a just world for girls

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Stephanie Russo

the girls make the choice to take on the mantle of “dead queen” that they can find empowerment. “Dead Queen” is initially a label for Anna and Katie but becomes a way of defining the girlsgroup identity in explicit opposition to the tendency to