“Spirituality and Sexuality” – that was the theme of the second GenderÂ Reconciliation workshop held recently in Bloemfontein, South Africa, asÂ part of the ongoing research project initiated by Samantha van Schalkwyk,Â with Trauma Reconciliation Studies at University of the Free State.Â Together, a dynamic group of 17 women and men explored the intricacies,Â joys, and complexities of being human; in the ways we express our faithÂ and spirituality, and navigate the often charged and taboo area ofÂ sexuality, from the sacred to the profane. We are inspired by yourÂ courage, the depth of your sharing, and your compassionate presence.
Heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to you all! And a special thank youÂ to Samantha and Arnold Motsau all your tireless efforts in bringing us allÂ together for this important healing work.
With love from the facilitationÂ team, Judy Bekker, Jabu Mashinini, Zanele Khumalo and Louis Laurens Botha GaumÂ
On the eve of Women's Day, weÂ concluded a powerful three-day Gender Reconciliation Introductory workshopÂ in Cape Town. In collaboration with the Institute for Justice andÂ Reconciliation (IJR), we honour and celebrate the 16 women and men fromÂ organisations working on gender, conflict resolution and peacebuilding forÂ your openness, creativity and strength. Heartfelt appreciation to you allÂ for all the ways you showed up!
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What a wonderful and inspiring Gender Reconciliation workshop we held this weekend in Cape Town! The workshop marked the launch of the year-long Gender Reconciliation research project at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). 18 women and men gathered as a community on campus, sharing deeply and witnessing one another with compassion, understanding and love. A big thank you →
A big thank you to Women of Wisdom Foundation and the Mankind Project of Seattle for inviting us into their communities for the second year in a row to offer a day of Gender Reconciliation. Heart-opening connections were made this past Saturday, (July 11, 2015) within the group of 36 women and men as we shared the stories of our →
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
The Gender Reconciliation Research Project, â€śDisrupting socio-cultural archetypes: Exploring the relational transformation of identities between young men and women at a South African Universityâ€ť is to be launched →