What is Gender Reconciliation?
Today’s gender activism focuses mainly on protecting and empowering women. Gender Reconciliation goes beyond this crucial work. To tackle the root of the problem.
It differs from other gender programs because it brings women and men (of all sexual orientations), and all identities, together for reconciliation.
Our programs bring women and men together, and offer them a platform so we carry out our truth- telling and exercises which engage both men and women in interactive practises and dialogues to address issues rarely discussed aloud. Ranging from physical and emotional abuse, sexual violence, power relations and taboo topics.
The first evaluations of the programs show a positive impact on healing, self-esteem, understanding of each other and reconciliation. Also a huge snow ball effect has occurred, since participants take their new findings into their own communities and family lives.
The Gender Reconciliation work has taken place in diverse venues ranging from prisons to schools, universities, religious communities, therapeutic networks, activist organizations, NGO’s and for Members of Parliament.
A specific Gender Reconciliation forum takes three days and is lead by trained facilitators. An everyday expanding Gender Reconciliation Community has been set up, under guidance from facilitators where people can connect with each other and look for guidance before and after the programs have taken place.