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Girls’ Resistance Space

Women Deliver 2023

Kivu Tent (MH5)

For girls and young feminists, this space is for you!

Sign-up in person from the 16 July or drop into sessions with Purposeful and feminist collaborators that invite you to name your power out loud, to strategise and reflect, rest and dream.

Places limited to 15 participants

Tuesday 18 July

9–11am  Re-imagining Feminist Ecosystems

Join with RESURJ in a session to co- create and imagine healthy feminist eco-systems, and explore how our values manifest in our day-to-day actions within feminist and movement organising spaces.

12–2pm  In Response to Crisis
A Purposeful / Global Resilience Fund informal conversation with girls and young activists about their experiences in crisis contexts. How do we define crisis and what does feminist crisis response and recovery look like?
3–5pm  The Power of Art for Social Change

Artists and activists have long used art to spark justice. Join Sara, a young feminist activist from Kenya, using her ‘artivism’ to push for ending FGM/C in her community. Sara will share her journey and support you with your own creative response. In collaboration with The Girl Generation. All art materials provided.

Wednesday 19 July

9–11am  Resourcing Adolescent Girls to Thrive
Join this interactive workshop to co-create a feminist funding ecosystem where girls can thrive. Learn what is meant by a funding landscape and ecosystem, what recent research found about what the current landscape looks like for funding for girls, and explore what this all means for resourcing and supporting girls.
12–2pm  Centring Accountability on Africa Young Women Beijing +25 Manifesto
Building on the themes from the Summit of ‘Justice, Trust and Accountability’ this workshop led by Nalafem, explores decolonising approaches that allow young women to reclaim their agency, a Feminist Accountability Framework that builds new avenues for power, feminist funding, and young women leadership.
3–5pm  Self-Care and Managing Boundaries
Dr Leyla Hussein facilitates an informal and practical session for young activists who work to end any form of gender-based violence and that face challenges to their emotional well-being. She shares skills on managing stress and burnout, setting up support groups and sharing learning to stay connected.

Thursday 20 July

9–11am  RESURJ and friends: What is Feminist Justice? (A session in Spanish and English)
When feminists talk about justice, we hardly stop to think if we have aligned interpretations of what it means to each of us, especially when we do so in another language. Come and talk with us about justice: feminist, social and criminal justice, and all the baggage around it!
12–2pm  Reflect, Offload, and Download
Join this final session for shared reflection about the week’s experience, learnings and takeaways, hopes and fears, what political girls’ work looks like to you, and how we might hold space at future global conferences for political conversations and for lifting up the experience of girls.

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