Are you an activist or an organiser focusing on gender equality? Or a student at a Right Livelihood College Campus studying gender equality or related fields?
This workshop series is for you!
For 40 years, Right Livelihood has recognised Laureates working to achieve gender equality so that people of all genders have the power and ability to shape their own societies and lives.
Understanding how gender inequality manifests in our communities is essential to developing effective strategies to combat it and to address the unique challenges women and girls face.
The workshop series explores different strategies and methods for achieving gender equality. We will be joined by three Right Livelihood Laureates, whose wealth of experience fighting for gender equality will guide us through each session.
During the workshops we will:
Our online workshops are designed to be interactive, letting participants learn from the Laureates’ work on the ground specifically within Egypt, Somalia and the Caucasus Region.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, share their experiences and connect with activists and students who share their passion for gender equality.
Each workshop will feature one Laureate and focus on a single topic.
Monday, March 20, 2023, 16:00-18:30 CET
In this workshop, we will ground the feminist concepts of “the personal is political” and constructive solidarity. We will also tackle Mozn Hassan’s approaches to empowerment and gender equality. Through examining gender equality movements in the MENA region, we will explore how different approaches can mobilise people and frame legal and policy changes. The workshop’s interactive format will enable participants to engage in meaningful reflection and connect concepts to their own contexts.
Monday, April 3, 2023, 16:00-18:30 CEST
In this workshop with Kvinna till Kvinna‘s Konul de Moor, we will look into the regional program Women, Peace and Security (WPS) based in the South Caucasus region. WPS involves partner organisations working with women’s issues such as gender-based violence and economic empowerment. The program was built with the support of community-based women’s rights movements throughout the South Caucasus. During the workshop, we will explore the synergy and nexuses between the partner organisations.
Tuesday April 18, 2023, 16:00-18:30 CEST
In this workshop with Ilwad Elman, we will examine how sports can stimulate leadership, advocacy and participation in the public sphere, as well as improve mental health outcomes, for survivors of gender-based violence. We will also discuss the political challenges of communicating Somali girls’ participation in sports, and the diaspora’s role in shaping or breaking cultural narratives for women and girls.
With dozens of activists connecting from all around the world, we organised this educational initiative to showcase Laureates’ work to share strategies and strengthen local communities working to prevent gender-based violence and protect girls and women.
Read our interview with the workshop series’ main organiser, Education Officer Samah Saeed.