Feminenza funds and directly manages five global programmes:
Women taking on the task of leadership need to grow their inner self-leadership qualities to the point where they have the necessary strength, intactness and integrity to be able to resist corruption, resist being undermined, are prepared to stand together in support of their sisters, and can powerfully demonstrate the qualities of feminine leadership which are vital to building a better and more equitable society.
Understanding and Managing Fear
Fear is a natural human response to living. Some fears are necessary for survival, some we have to learn to live with. They moderate our lives – whether we are aware of their influence or not. In the task of becoming adult, gathering ourselves, knowing ourselves, having ourselves, having self confidence – the challenge of understanding and managing fear is ongoing. Feminenza offers a two-day experience that is thorough, safe and transformative.
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Many parts of the world today are suffering greatly due to long standing conflicts and civil war. Women are frequently the first victims, and suffer the most, and yet often it is the women at the grass roots who have played a key role in conflict resolution and who have always been active promoters of harmony in the community. There are specific pathways to forgiveness and reconciliation that people need to know about to be able to go beyond the path of revenge and violence, and that’s where the Feminenza programme comes in.
The trauma healing workshop, which combines key elements from the UMF and forgiveness programmes, equips men and women with the inner tools of transformation to rebuild their lives and make more constructive choices about their futures, and enhances the capacity of trauma counsellors and other community workers to help people move on with their lives.
It has been proven to be very effective in helping people suffering from trauma and PTSD – such as victims and perpetrators of armed conflict, traumatized adolescent girls and young women suffering from Gender Based Violence, and young people in disadvantaged communities who are vulnerable to radicalization and manipulation that leads to violence.
Supporting a new vision about what it means to be a man or woman, to crystallise a vision of a partnership between the genders: one that honours the strength, richness and nobility that is inherent to both.