Call for applications: Regional Workshop to Enhance Gender Critical Consciousness

The Regional Learning Community (RLC) for Transforming Masculinities to Promote Gender Justice calls for applications from organisations and individuals in East and Southeast Asia committed to gender justice promotion and/or gender-based violence prevention to participate in a workshop to build critical consciousness, critical thinking capacity, knowledge and analytical capacity on Foundational Knowledge surrounding gender and power relations, gender justice and masculinities. The workshop will be held in Vientiane, Laos, from 24 – 27 October 2011. To apply, see: http://www.engagingmen.net/node/3779 The workshop on the Foundational Knowledge section will comprise the following themes/topics: 1. Genders, power and injustice 2. Sexualities, power and injustice 3. Social and economic forces and inequalities 4. Spectrum of violence and prevention 5. Personal transformation: the personal is political 6. Social change and the political process Workshop objectives: · Deepen understanding, reflection, and awareness around gendered self, and conceptual understanding on gender and power; · Develop/create knowledge and analyses towards developing more holistic and more effective approaches to eliminate the root causes of gender inequality and gender-based violence; · Enhance training and facilitation skills and practical capacity to act for change; · Share and learn training/learning approaches and tools; · Collect feedback on the draft of the Foundational Knowledge section of the regional curriculum based on shared and learned knowledge, skills, and tools; Application Selection Criteria: Priority will be given to applicants that: 1. Are nationals of ASEAN[1] countries, China, Mongolia, or Timor Leste; 2. Adhere to the core principles of the RLC and are willing to commit time to taking part in collective activities and collaborative learning; 3. Are from civil society organisations, and/or social justice movement groups; 4. Demonstrate some background and experience in gender programming and/or activism, particularly working with men and boys on gender equality; 5. Have clear ideas on how to apply and share learning from the regional process to their work, community and partners; 6. Have the commitment of his/her manager/organisation for this regional capacity development initiative ; 7. Show willingness to take part in other social justice efforts (e.g., as a resource person or in activities in their own countries or in the region); 8. Demonstrate critical thinking and skills, willingness to examine self and change, and leadership abilities to engage in social change processes in their country and/or region There are no registration fees. Applicants are requested to cover all related costs in full. For a limited number of national civil society practitioners, the full cost for the participation will be borne by Partners for Prevention. Application Process Participants will be selected based on their application. The electronic application form can be found here. Please fill in the online application and submit with your CV/Resume by 19 September 2011. For any questions about the RLC, the workshop, or the application process, please contact Khamsavath Chanthavysouk (Kham) at khamsavath.chanthavysouk@one.un.org. .

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