January 2011 - WPP-Africa Board Exchange with Asia Board Training 2011

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WPP-Africa Board Exchange with Asia Board Training 2011

WPP-Africa and the Asia Desk of the IFOR Women Peacemakers Program met in Manila, Philippines from January 16th to 22nd 2011 to embark on a session of sharing for a deeper awareness of Gender Sensitive Active Nonviolence as a way of life, as well as for a renewal and commitment to the fidelity of living out Active Nonviolence.

Some of the issues examined included Gender as a Social construct, and the system of values, norms and mechanisms put in place by Social Institution/forces, so as to maintain social control on gender roles that perpetuate unequal gender relations in society. It was reiterated that Gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - as just and desirable ends, and as vehicles for the achievement of all the other goals...

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