Offer: The Feminist Leadership, Movement Building and Rights Institute - East Africa
Applications are due on or before 15 September 2013. To apply online, click here.
"The fifth Feminist Leadership, Movement Building and Rights Institute is a week-long course designed to strengthen feminist leadership, strategies and collective power for social transformation in Africa. The Institute will combine reflection on the current political landscape as well as past organizing strategies for women's rights in Africa by using a trans-movement-building approach. Looking at diverse movements in Africa and globally, participants will be able to relate some of the experiences and lessons from these movements to their own contexts, countries, and regions.
The movement building approach challenges groups to critically assess how they have organised themselves to achieve their social justice goals. In particular it enables participants to explore their political agenda, involvement of constituents and strategies for collective action underpinned by reflection.
Using a movement building lens, the process will allow participants to build their knowledge on the theoretical underpinnings of movement building synthesised from analyses of global movements. Additionally, participants will identify the different intersections, interactions, common spaces and challenges that social movements encounter when collaborating on issues of women's human rights. From this, they will critically assess pre-existing resources of the women's movement in Africa and identify and explore concrete strategies to strengthen links between movements to advance women's human rights more collectively. The Institute will cover the following topics:
The Institute will foreground reflection at the personal and institutional levels, which will both enable and challenge participants to strengthen their leadership skills and strategies to effect real change for women's rights and social justice in Africa.
To participate you must:
Venue and Dates
The fifth Feminist Leadership, Movement Building and Rights Institute will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, during 18-23 November 2013 (Begins 9 am on 18 November; Ends 4 pm on 23 November).
Travel and Visa
Participants are responsible for incurring their travel costs to and from the Institute, and obtaining their own visa. CREA will assist with the visa process by providing a letter of invitation and required visa letters.
Tuition, accommodation, and meals for the duration of the Institute will be covered by the organisers. Participants will be required to pay a registration fee of USD 50. Participants must cover their own travel expenses.
Accommodation will be on twin-sharing basis.
Activists and academics from the global South will teach the course using classroom instruction, group work, case studies, simulation exercises, and films. Resource persons at the fifth Feminist Leadership, Movement Building and Rights Institute include the following."