This is an online ‘women and girls work space’ that will act as both an archive and a resource for practitioners, volunteers and young women involved in youth and community work with young women. Our bias is toward work which encourages participation and is from a perspective that focuses on women’s rights and experiences.
You can add your own resources to the site if you email us email@example.com
This project is an intergenerational enterprise to design and produce a ‘women and girls work space’ that will act as both an archive and a resource for practitioners, volunteers and young women involved in youth and community work with young women. Our bias is toward work which encourages participation and is from a feminist ‘rights-based’ perspective. For more details please see Feminist Webs Case Study for OU Reader.
Young people have been working alongside older women who have been active in feminism and in youth work to come up with a set of exercises we have also made into a pocket-sized poster/leaflet that youth workers can use in sessions.
Go to the feminist webers page for mini-biographies of the people involved in creating the project to date.
Young people have helped to design the site and booklet, and create new activities and resources. If our second stage funding is successful the young people will be trained in oral history and will act as roving reporters to collate older women’s stories and advice and archive material to create the online archive section.
Other groups and people involved include both academics and practitioners who have contributed to the content of the resource section and who also provide materials/ loan materials to be uploaded onto the site. Partners and supporters include: ICA:UK, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester University, The Young Women’s Health Project, The Women’s Resource Centre, Stockport Young Women’s Forum, Lancashire Youth Service, The Young Advocate for the North West and the North West Regional Youth Work Unit.