I’m near the close of my service and there are many conversations that I keep having throughout the two years here. In regards to gender, and what the people are really referring to is biological sex, there is the constant … Continue reading Intersectionality in Gender Development
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
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 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
Dear Fellow PCVs, WHAT & WHEN: GAD will be holding our 5th Annual Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World or Muchachas Guiando Nuestro Mundo) in the … Continue reading Attention Current Nica PCVs: GLOW 2017 Applications due Nov 13th!
With a Spanish version of “Fight Song” as our anthem, workshops about sharing power in relationships, goal setting, HIV/Aids and pregnancy prevention, and redefining ideas of beauty, all combined with the magic power of camp songs, games and fun, this … Continue reading Camp GLOW 2016 Video
When I think of girls’ empowerment, these images come to mind: Girls’ hands flying in the air during class to ask questions Girls learning that if they were boys, they wouldn’t be called “bossy” As an English teacher and member … Continue reading Camp GLOW 2016: What Girls Taught Me About Empowering Them