APPLY NOW for the 22nd Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace (2017)

XXII South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course on

Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace

19 August to 15 September 2017

TEWA Center, Kathmandu, Nepal

BACKGROUND

The South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace, also known as the Sangat Month Long Course, is designed to offer clarity on and a greater understanding of concepts related to gender, justice, poverty, sustainable development, peace, democracy and human rights. The course was founded in 1984. Thus far, 21 editions have been held through which more than 685 women activists and gender trainers, women’s studies teachers, journalists, lawyers, police officers, media women, and others have improved their conceptual capacities and sharpened/developed feminist perspectives. Many of these women are now in senior positions in various organizations and institutions, and many are conducting similar gender workshops and women’s studies courses in their own countries. These courses have also led to effective networking amongst participants and their organizations.

The last 21 courses were designed for women from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), however, participants from Ghana, Sudan, Turkey, Myanmar, Vietnam and Iran have also attended the course.

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of the course are:

  • To create a pool of feminist activists committed to working on gender, justice, poverty, sustainable development, peace, democracy and human rights for all.
  • To facilitate intensive dialogue and experience sharing amongst women development practitioners and trainers, human rights defenders, women’s studies teachers, media women, lawyers, etcetera.
  • To offer participants an opportunity to increase their understanding of and sensitivity to a range of issues related to gender, justice, poverty, sustainable development, peace, democracy and human rights.
  • To share information about and build feminist perspectives on ongoing processes of liberalization, globalization, militarization, identity politics, conflict transformation and peace building.
  • To help participants increase their self-awareness and self-confidence, and enhance their analytical, communication, and training capacities.
  • To strengthen networking and co-operation for advocacy and action for gender, justice, poverty, sustainable development, peace, democracy and human rights in South Asia and elsewhere.
  • To strengthen women’s perspectives and movements.

PARTICIPANTS

Course participants have included non-governmental organization professionals, researchers, teachers, women’s studies teachers, artists, government officials, journalists, lawyers, trade unions representatives, among others. Applicants to the Sangat Month Long Course are required to have:

  • A background in working on issues related to gender, justice, poverty, sustainable development, peace, democracy and/or human rights;
  • A minimum of three years of work experience; and
  • A good working knowledge of spoken and written English.

The course will accept a maximum of 40 participants. Please note that this course is only open to women.

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