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Gender Reconciliation Research Project, University of the Free State

Disrupting Socio-cultural Archetypes: Exploring the relational transformation of identities between young women and men at a South African University
Gender Reconciliation Research Project, University of the Free State
Samantha van Schalkwyk & Lerato Sekonyela

April 2015

The Gender Reconciliation Research Project, “Disrupting socio-cultural archetypes: Exploring the relational transformation of identities between young men and women at a South African University” is to be launched in April 2015 at the University of the Free State. The research project was initiated by Trauma, Forgiveness & Reconciliation Studies & Gender Reconciliation International, and the principle researchers are Dr. Samantha van Schalkwyk, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Free State, and PhD student, Mrs. Lerato Sekonyela

Our research is situated within the current context of increasing rates of gender-based violence and dysfunctional gender relations at Universities in South Africa and the negative impact which such relations have on the quality of life of both male and female students. We aim to move beyond Westernised understandings of individual agency towards an understanding of agency that is more collectively orientated and may be more appropriate to the African socio-spatial landscape.

Drawing on Davies & Gannon’s (2006) Collective Biography Methodology, we explore the dynamics of gender transformation that is initiated by three day Gender Reconciliation workshops held with male and female university students, with a specific focus on the ways in which gendered transformation occurs in relation to the ‘Other’. We will do this by paying close attention to the significant moments of connection between women and men and the psychological processes that are at play throughout these collective engagements. This research will provide insight into the process of collective identity transformation and significant moments of healing that emerge throughout the Gender Reconciliation process. We also hope to glean insights that can inform a gender transformative model that can be applied to youth healing work in South Africa.

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Gratitude, Growth and Giving

G E N D E R   R E C O N C I L A T I O N I N T E R N A T I O N A L Greetings and blessings for a joyous and peaceful holiday season . . . 2014 has been an expansive and fulfilling year for Gender Reconciliation International. Our programs are expanding into universities, →

Alchemy of Beloved Community at Omega Institute ~ Sept 21 – 26

Take a step beyond women’s and men’s work. Experience the power of community healing and reclaim the right to live in mutual trust, joyous reverence, and spiritual communion. Together in this workshop, women and men jointly confront the historical and cross-cultural origins of gender oppression and exploitation, and learn to collaborate skillfully. Through the transformative process of Gender Reconciliation—applying principles of truth →

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Professional Facilitator Training

workshop participants in action

Trainees will develop a unique set of skill and practices in this yearlong training that will enable them to work effectively in a healing capacity in the often charged arena of gender disharmony between women and men.  After completing the third module, trainees will be empowered as interns to conduct pilot Gender Reconciliation programs, and lessons from the field experience →

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