Why do Young People run away?

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Girls in Action: Making the Invisible Visible - Why do young people run away? Exploring issues around why people run away


Set of issues cards printed and cut up


1. Ask the girls to work in groups to select nine reasons from the cards that they think could cause girls in their area to run away from home.

2. Next they should arrange the nine choices in a diamond shape to show which they think are the most powerful reasons that young people run away. Discuss the differences between each group’s selections.

Diamond should look like this->
2 3
4 5 6
7 8

There isn’t a set right or wrong answer to this, it’s more about promoting discussion.


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  • running away

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