About Girls Rock!
Girls Rock is a series of week-long holiday programme for young women, trans, intersex, takatāpui, and gender-diverse youth where music is the medium to build confidence, empowerment and foster social change. Campers between the ages of 12-17 years will form bands, learn instruments, attend workshops and write an original song to be performed at a concert for friends and family at a showcase.
The Goals of Girls Rock Aotearoa
1. To help young women, and/or intersex, trans, takatāpui and gender diverse youth build confidence and practical skills in songwriting and music through tutoring and practice.
2. To utilise the talent of local songwriters and music-makers to help mentor and guide participants.
3. To educate young people through talks and collaborative workshops on songwriting, design, feminism and wellbeing.
4. To support and promote the presence of women, and/or intersex, trans, takatāpui and gender diverse youth in music.
The kaupapa of Girls Rock Aotearoa is to create the world we want to live in – a more equal and inspiring place. We are a non-profit organisation made up of musicians and music lovers with years of music industry experience. We are committed to guiding the advancement and empowerment of young women, and/or intersex, transgender and gender non-conforming youth.