Thinking Afresh : Feminism and Youth Work

A striking feature of the Young Foundation’s Framework of Outcomes for Young People, widely touted as the way forward for youth work, is its utter disregard for issues of structural inequality and ideological imperatives. For example gender is conspicuously ignored. In this context it is heartening to receive this report of the Youth & Policy conference, ‘Thinking Afresh : Feminism and Youth Work’.

Ta to Judith Metz for the photo

Ta to Judith Metz for the photo

The pluralist feel of the event is indicated by the keynote contributions made by the CEO of the Girl Guides, Julie Bentley and the Director of UK Feminista, Kat Banyard, author of ‘The Equality Illusion: The Truth about Men and Women Today’.

Julie Bentley - ta to Freethinker for the image

Julie Bentley – ta to Freethinker for the image

Kat Banyard

Kat Banyard

Ta to Kat Banyard

Ta to Kat Banyard

Many thanks to Paula Connaughton for this comprehensive report.

READ IN FULL – THINKING AFRESH : FEMINISM AND YOUTH WORK