In January, I spent a week as a counselor at camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) with 48 incredible female participants between the ages of 14 … Continue reading Gender Equality: Why It Matters
A typical day for a volunteer walking down the street in Nicaragua: “SSSSSSSSSSSsssssss…. “Chela!” “Sexy!” “I love you baby…” “Give me your number, I deserve it.” … Continue reading Machismo/Patriarchy/Male Chauvinism: Call It What You Want, Sexism is Not to Be Accepted
In January, I was a co-director for GAD’s girls camp, Camp GLOW. The benefits of this camp are plain to see; in a world where women … Continue reading Why Camp CHACA is Important in Nicaragua: DONATE NOW!
This is a guest post by Laura Linde, a Camp CHACA 2016 counselor. As a counselor at Camp CHACA, watching 52 chavalos/boys grow and change into caballeros/gentlemen in the span of five days was incredibly powerful. Two of … Continue reading Interview with a CHACA Participant
This is a guest post by Kelsey Schrenk, a Camp GLOW 2017 counselor. Change is slow, but profound. That is how I ended my last blog post, after reflecting on the transformation of my male students that attended Camp … Continue reading Campamento GLOW (Girls Leading Our World): Experiencing Change
This is a guest post by Polly Wiltz, a Camp CHACA 2016 counselor. Upon arriving to my site a year and a half ago, my first plan of action was to form a volleyball team to help integrate myself into … Continue reading From a Chavallo to a Caballero: How CHACA Created Agents of Change
This is a guest post by Coco Lim, a GLOW 2017 Counselor Campamento GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) is a week long camp for girls ages … Continue reading Camp GLOW 2017: ¿QUIÉN ERES? ¡SOY YO!
GAD Nicaragua just wrapped up Camp GLOW 2017. Stay tuned for blog posts about the event. Here’s a sneak peek to tide you over: Video credit: Coco Lim Continue reading Video Highlights from Camp GLOW 2017
In Nicaragua, certain cultural factors, such as machismo, prohibit women from taking advantage of education and employment opportunities in order to fill socially constructed gender roles … Continue reading Help Girls Shine Bright: Camp GLOW 2017