This brief reports on a first-of-a-kind meeting between the Population Council’s GIRLCenter and organizations such as the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society (WBCWS) that work locally with Native American communities to understand the specific needs of adolescent girls in Indian Country. This followed an inaugural meeting of the Indigenous Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Network (IMAGEN) with its wealth of insight concerning the needs of the Native communities they serve, and the GIRL Center’s myriad programmatic tools and resources that have been tried and tested in global settings for several decades. The IMAGEN Approach is an adaptable process that links these two worlds, with the overarching goal of helping those organizations that are ready to incorporate girl-centered programming do so in a sustainable and impactful way. The brief describes workshops held on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, community insights and lessons learned, and next steps in girl-centered program design.
Hallman, Kelly and Stephanie Martinez. 2018. "Indigenous Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Network (IMAGEN): Adapting the Girl Roster™ for Lakota communities," IMAGEN Brief no. 2. New York: The GIRL Center.
The Indigenous Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Network (IMAGEN); GIRL Center