Call For Applications/Trainers: The IFOR Women Peacemakers Program (WPP): 2011 Middle East Training Of Trainers: "Together For Transformation: Gender-sensitive Nonviolence For Sustainable Peace"
Gender lies at the root of war and peace: As a marker of identity, an exploration of gender is critical in understanding the complexity of current conflicts, and in addressing violent conflict. WPP is convinced that to address conflict effectively, women need to be empowered as peacebuilders, and men need to be allies for change. Capacity building has always been at the heart of WPP empowerment approach...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. Deadline for applications: May 23, 2011.
The 2012 Middle East 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.
Overall, the Training of Trainers (ToT) Cycle will consist of:
- a one-week initial Regional Training (Fall 2011);
- the implementation of country-based Training of Trainers by the trainees;
- a four-day ToT Consultation Meeting (2012).
The whole ToT cycle will take up approximately one year. At the end of the ToT cycle, the program will be evaluated.
D. Call for trainers
For this innovative Training of Trainers, the WPP program is seeking highly qualified trainers. The following are the specific goal and objectives, which the trainers will be expected to accomplish.
Goal: To train male and female trainers from the ME region in gender-sensitive nonviolent peace building.
- To contribute to a training needs assessment for the ME ToT;
- To support the establishment of country-based action plans and teams during the 2011 ToT, as to ensure gained skills and knowledge are multiplied;
- To contribute to a regional training manual from the ToT experience.
- To contribute to the development of a training curriculum for the ME ToT, based on the ToT manual developed by the WPP;
- To train male and female trainers in gender-sensitive active nonviolence (ANV);
- To explore and train trainees on the concept of masculinities and femininities in relation to issues of war, violence and peace;
- To contribute to the creation of a pool of male and female gender-sensitive ANV trainers in the ME region;
For further information (including methodology and contact information) and to apply, please download the following files