DisAbled Women’s Network DAWN                                                    
Montreal, Quebec

Girls without Barriers project aims to encourage girl-serving organizations to examine and address the underlying causes and consequences of ableism/audism and their intersection with other systems of oppression from intersectional, feminist and cross-disability lenses. A key project activity in this phase will be to conduct focus groups and empirical story-based research with girls with disabilities and/or Deaf, focusing on more marginalized groups (queer, trans, Black, Indigenous and racialized girls with disabilities). This will inform the development of narrative-based materials, including facilitation guides for service providers who deliver programs for girls. The guides will include facilitation tips, peer-support skills and tools for girls, informational sheets on ableism and how it intersects with other systems of oppression.