Facilitating Gender Transformation
Transformative programs to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) enable deep shifts in thinking, beliefs and behavior. Participants are encouraged to critically reflect on their own life experiences and address power and gender inequality. Key to these programs’ success is the presence of empathetic and skilled facilitators, able to promote shifts in perspective and new insights around power and gender. They are able to do this as they support community members to explore their own feelings and ideas, and to find their own answers.
In the webinar Dominique Maidment, Nivea Saldanha and Ritha Nyiratunga discuss best practices in selecting, training and supporting community facilitators for transformative programming to prevent VAWG. The webinar includes case studies from Timor-Leste’s KOKOSA! programme, and from Indashyikirwa in Rwanda.