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Awakening Leadership Training Programme
November 14 - November 16
Gender inequality remains a crucial challenge in society because this is one of the earliest ways in which people first learn about hierarchy and accept oppression as a way of life. This module will explore the structural issues underlying gender identity and related discrimination, as well as gain an understanding of how transforming personal perspectives are closely related to structural change. This course will also provide an opportunity to consider how to bring gender and feminist concepts into our life experiences and contemporary social issues. While learning key concepts around gender and social justice, practices of mindfulness and compassion will be integrated to build awareness, help participants consider their and others’ behavior, so they are able to authentically advance the change they want in society.
This workshop invites participants to use power, gender and sexuality analysis to understand, through life experiences, how these affect our lives, people around us and our society. The understanding will encourage us to explore a new way and practices that will share and expand our power, opportunities, choices and our capacity that may previously limited by the power over culture, the gender roles /expectations, images and belief systems that have shaped our lives through different institutions.
Ouyporn Khuankaew, co-founder and lead trainer of the International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP).
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