Together for Transformation, Gender-sensitive Nonviolence for Sustainable Peace”
IFOR Women Peacemakers Program
Cyprus, 17-23 September, 2011
The purpose of the IFOR Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) Training of Trainers (ToT) is to train male and female peacebuilders from the Middle East region in gender-sensitive active non-violent peacebuilding. The training is entitled:
“Together for Transformation: Gender-sensitive Nonviolence for Sustainable Peace”
Specific objectives of the ToT are:
Expected outcomes of the ToT:
IFOR/WPP activities focus on:
The WPP Training of Trainers: Middle East Region (2011-2012)
Between 2011 and 2015, the WPP will organize regional Training of Trainers programs on gender-sensitive active nonviolence (GSANV). These regional ToTs will bring women and men together with the aim of build a strong regional network of GSANV trainers. These ToT cycles are also linked to the partnership strategy the WPP is currently developing. The WPP therefore looks for women and men who are part of (national and/or regional) peace networks and movements, and who feel driven to work together with the WPP as long-term partners on a regional level.
The 2011 Middle East Training of Trainers (ToT) cycle will focus on the advanced instruction in the theory and practice of gender-sensitive active nonviolence (GSANV), the theories of femininities and masculinities and its relation to violence and peace, participatory and gender-sensitive facilitation, transformative leadership, and lobbying and advocacy. Resource people are leading (male and female) educationalists and activist trainers on Active Nonviolence, gender, masculinities and violence, and participatory facilitation skills.
The Training of Trainers (ToT) Cycle will consist of:
The whole ToT cycle will take up approximately one year.
The 2012 ToT Consultation meeting will focus on linking and learning, exchange of country-specific best practices, address needs for further skills-building as well as produce a regional strategy for continued co-operation and ways forward.