‘If you strike a woman, you strike a rock, If you value a woman, you value a community’, Women’s Network Regional Workshop, 2-4 May 2006
- To make visible and acknowledge the roles played by women in sustaining and nurturing our coastal communities
- To understand the obstacles to women’s development within our communities
- To explore some of the tools and strategies for promoting women’s development and well being
- To raise awareness about some of the national and international legal instruments and structures that promote and protect women’s rights and development
- To plan the 16 Days Campaign for the year ahead
- To network, treat women and have fun!
This workshop adopts a holistic approach to understanding women’s rights and their development. We need to look after all parts of ourselves – physically, socially, psychologically and spiritually to create healthy, sustainable communities. The health of our communities and our environment is integrally related to our own inner health and well being. Women undertake a great deal of the nurturing in our families and communities. A ‘nurturing’ approach to development is a sustainable approach. This workshop aims to introduce this approach into all our work.
We will be working with our Heads, our Hearts and our Hands.
Heads: increasing our knowledge and making visible what we do already know about women’s human rights, their needs and interests
Hearts: Exploring and acknowledging what is in our hearts and the emotional loads that some of us carry
Skills: Examining our skills and learning new skills to cope and to promote women’s development