Long Walk from the Door

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Abstract

Ireland’s history has long been contested, with the most recent political and civil unrest beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This unique departure from UK history, alongside global influences of feminism and civil rights had a direct influence on the shape and direction of youth work within Northern Ireland, and consequently work with girls and young women. This chapter draws upon historical documents and the reflections of those people most influential to work with girls and young women in Northern Ireland.

Work with girls and young women continues to be contested. The chapter presented here revisits aspects of the history of work with young women published in 2009 (Morgan & McArdle, 2009) with an updated analysis of the most recent youth work context. Having charted the distinctive journey for Northern Ireland, this chapter offers insights into the evolution of contemporary work with girls and young women, across national and international contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInvesting in Lives 2
Subtitle of host publicationThe history of the youth service in Northern Ireland (1973-2017)
EditorsSam McCready
Place of PublicationBelfast
Chapter9
Pages419-433
Number of pages13
Volume2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 14 Feb 2020
EventInvesting in Lives: The History of the Youth Service (1973-2017). Volume 2. : Book Launch - Ulster University , Newtownabbey , United Kingdom - Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Feb 202014 Feb 2020

Other

OtherInvesting in Lives: The History of the Youth Service (1973-2017). Volume 2. : Book Launch - Ulster University , Newtownabbey , United Kingdom
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewtownabbey
Period14/02/2014/02/20

Keywords

  • youth
  • Community Relations
  • Young Women
  • gender
  • feminist youth work

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