The Indigenous Adolescent Girls' Empowerment Network (IMAGEN) is an initiative within Indian Country seeking to strengthen the protection, safety, and resilience of girls in Native communities by reclaiming neighborhood spaces in which to rekindle matrilineal traditions. Housed within the Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center, IMAGEN's evidence-based approach consists of a set of adaptable planning tools honed over 20 years in global settings that enables the establishment of neighborhood safe spaces for girls. This toolkit is designed to help programs precisely identify the nature and degree of girls' "shrinking worlds" at puberty, and to aid them in devising strategies for offsetting the adverse effects of these restrictions on girls. By "quantifying" the information from each participatory exercise into a specially-designed recording grid for that tool, the information can easily be conveyed to decision-makers and others who were not part of the group exercise.
Hallman, Kelly. 2019. "Girl-Centered Participatory Assessment Tools." New York: IMAGEN, GIRL Center.
The Indigenous Adolescent Girls' Empowerment Network (IMAGEN); GIRL Center