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Women in Peacebuilding - Resource and Training Manual

This rich 200-page resource manual on Women and Peacebuilding was developed by Lisa Schirch, an Associate Professor at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Developed between 2001 and 2004, the manual incorporates contributions from many groups and the learnings editor Lisa Schirch gleaned during her Fullbright Fellowship Year in Africa. Here’s a clip from the introduction that gives a good idea of what is included:

cover The fields of development and health began using workshops to empower women in the last two decades. In the last few years, dozens of training programs for women in peacebuilding have also begun. This training manual is a resource for all trainers, womenx92s organizations, peacebuilding organizations, and others who want to build the capacity of women for peacebuilding. It pulls together the most advanced theories and skills of peacebuilding with an interactive and experiential based pedagogy.

TABLE of CONTENTS
1. Introduction to Gender and Peacebuilding
—Session 1 Affirming Ourselves as Women
—Session 2 Peacebuilding Overview
—Session 3 Affirming Our Work, Visioning Our Future
—Session 4 Understanding Gender
2. Womenx92s Roles in Peacebuilding
—Session 5 Gender Roles and Peacebuilding
—Session 6 Why Involve Women in Peacebuilding?
—Session 7 Empowering Women in Peacebuilding
—Session 8 Womenx92s Rights as Human Rights
3. Gender Analysis of Conflict and Violence
—Session 9 Understanding Conflict and Violence
—Session 10 Causes of Conflict and Violence
—Session 11 Mapping Conflict and Violence
—Session 12 Dynamics of Conflict and Violence
—Session 13 Womenx92s Experience of Violence
—Session 14 Understanding Domestic Violence
—Session 15 Men, Masculinity, and Violence
4. Skills for Women in Peacebuilding
—Session 16 Personal Reflection and Conflict Styles
—Session 17 Women and Communication Skills
—Session 18 Women and Dialogue Skills
—Session 19 Women and Negotiation Skills
—Session 20 Women and Mediation Skills
5. Special Skills and Topics for Women in Peacebuilding
—Session 21 Womenx92s Advocacy and Activism
—Session 22 Womenx92s Early Warning and Response
—Session 23 Women and Peacekeeping
—Session 24 Women and Trauma Healing
—Session 25 Counseling Victims of Domestic Violence
—Session 26 Creating a Womenx92s Agenda for Formal Peace Talks
—Session 27 Using Ritual and Art in Peacebuilding
—Session 28 Women and Religion
—Session 29 Men as Partners in Womenx92s Empowerment
—Session 30 Women Working with Women in Peacebuilding
6. The Way Forward
—Session 31: Women and Leadership
—Session 32: Creating Action Plans
7. Training and Facilitating a Peacebuilding Workshop for Women
—Part A: Organizing a Peacebuilding Workshop for Women
—Part B: Designing a Training for Women
—Part C: Facilitation and Training Skills for Women
—Part D: Opening—Session for a Workshop or Training
APPENDIX
—Appendix 1: Evaluations
—Appendix 2: A Dialogue on Gender for Peacebuilders
—Appendix 3: Gender Analysis in Peacebuilding Organizations
—Appendix 4: Resources