Online Program

Empowerment camps: Developing an understanding of the impact of gender inequality

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Katie Green, MA, OPATS (Economic and Political Development ), The Peace Corps, Poughkeepsie, NY
Peace Corps' model of girls empowerment camps, called Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) (along with similar boys' camps) are done in collaboration with local partners. These camps allow participants to develop a deeper understanding of the impact of gender inequality in their lives. In addition, campers identify pathways for growth, leadership, and opportunity that are consistent with their own values.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Describe at least 3 interventions or sample activities that Volunteers and their community partners conduct with girls in Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) that allow campers to understand the impact of gender roles and to empower them to improve their own lives and their communities. Identify at least 3 context-specific adaptations to the Camp GLOW model to make the interventions or camp activities more responsive to the health needs, cultural context, or specific priorities of the campers.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the principal author of Peace Corps' Youth Camps Manual, including Camp Glow. I also supported youth development programming and training in 70+ Peace Corps countries for over nine years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.