WGS J-Term in the Dominican Republic 2016

Friday, May 29, 2015

WGS 2559 Adolescent Girls and Sustainable Development  January 5-14, 2016

With Amanda Davis, WGS Faculty and Anna Cait Wade, WGS '15
We will work to understand the unique and complex challenges girls living in poverty in the Dominican Republic and the wider global south face. We will evaluate the role and impact of policies, institutions, and non-profit organizations in creating economic independence and increased agency for adolescent girls, as well as the effectiveness of gender-specific programming aimed at this population group.  Our focus will be rooted specifically in the Dominican Republic, so that students will have the opportunity to engage in critical, contextually-driven analysis, and also have the chance to take part in meaningful community and service engagement at the local level.