Presentation Title

Growing With Girls: An approach to intercultural programming

Authors' Names

Amber MautheFollow

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Area of Focus

Social Sciences

Abstract

Gender inequality is a commonly acknowledged yet persistent condition worldwide. Humans divide themselves based on gender, and this divide is more or less severe depending on the particular society’s culture and norms. With gender norms arises a consistent pattern of women experiencing subordination. As a result of subordination, women experience less access to well-paying jobs and higher risk of sexual assault among other consequences (Epstein, 2007). Various approaches and interventions have been implemented to address the issues resulting from inequality. In Peace Corps Morocco, one of the main assignments for youth development volunteers is to cultivate skills and confidence with youth, especially girls (Peace Corps Morocco, 2014). The current study examines existing projects that focus on women’s and girl’s empowerment primarily in Morocco and the Peace Corps. By assessing how these programs meet the needs of women and girls in the country and culture, gaps in current programming will be identified as well as their potential solutions based on the current research. The new project proposal will aim to supplement aid work and enhance ongoing efforts to address gender inequality. The implications of the program additions will be discussed.

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Apr 18th, 2:30 PM Apr 18th, 3:50 PM

Growing With Girls: An approach to intercultural programming

UC South Ballroom

Gender inequality is a commonly acknowledged yet persistent condition worldwide. Humans divide themselves based on gender, and this divide is more or less severe depending on the particular society’s culture and norms. With gender norms arises a consistent pattern of women experiencing subordination. As a result of subordination, women experience less access to well-paying jobs and higher risk of sexual assault among other consequences (Epstein, 2007). Various approaches and interventions have been implemented to address the issues resulting from inequality. In Peace Corps Morocco, one of the main assignments for youth development volunteers is to cultivate skills and confidence with youth, especially girls (Peace Corps Morocco, 2014). The current study examines existing projects that focus on women’s and girl’s empowerment primarily in Morocco and the Peace Corps. By assessing how these programs meet the needs of women and girls in the country and culture, gaps in current programming will be identified as well as their potential solutions based on the current research. The new project proposal will aim to supplement aid work and enhance ongoing efforts to address gender inequality. The implications of the program additions will be discussed.