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Susan Morgan & Eliz McArdle

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 22: The Alchemy of Work with Young Women

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The Alchemy of Work with Young Women
The Alchemy of Work with Young Women
Susan Morgan Eliz McArdle
Introduction

‘Equality has already been achieved’ is the general belief of many young women in Northern Ireland (McAlister, Gray and Neill, 2007). The sentiment expressed in this statement, coupled with their disconnection to an equality struggle that may initially appear irrelevant, presents a complex and challenging picture for feminist youth work practice. Feminist demands for equality have been partially achieved but there remain enduring gender inequalities both locally and globally. The political, social and economic trends for young women reveal notable gains towards equality in a relatively short period of time, but stubborn historic inequalities persist; including the gender pay gap, political ...

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