Rural Girls Project

Introduction

The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre provides programs and services for adolescent girls as well as women. In Antigonish and Guysborough counties, we facilitate the INSPIRE program for girls and an in-school healthy relationships program for youth. Teenage girls and young women also come to the AWRC for support services and to access our health centre. Working with girls and young women has made us very aware that they are vulnerable to and experiencing violence in their homes, school and social lives. We also know that it is sometimes difficult for adolescent girls from rural and isolated communities to access services and supports. This project will examine how girls and young women from rural areas experience violence, and will work with women to develop responses to violence in their communities. We believe in the importance of seeking out the voices of girls and young women from rural communities, and of valuing their experiences and their expertise in discussing their own lives. This project will be guided by the experiences and by the needs of girls – as they define them.

 

Check it out

Girl’s Guide: A Resource Directory for Girls and Young Women in Guysborough and Antigonish Counties

 

Links

Feminism

Activism

  • www.kickaction.ca
    Online community for girls and young women who want to bring positive change to their communities.
  • www.tigweb.org
    Online community for youth interested in global issues.
  • www.about-face.org
    Online community providing girls and women with tools to understand and resist media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image.

Healthy Sexuality

Do-It-Yourself

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