This training programme on Liberation from Patriarchy for Gender Justice will critique patriarchy, explore its violent consequences and practices, and suggest a more liberating alternative for all humans beyond patriarchy.
The intention is to expose the exclusive thinking and actions, systems and structures, that patriarchy pervades in Northern Ireland and that prevent the celebration and flourishing of real diversity, and the healing of divisive attitudes and practices, which reinforce prejudice, hate and intolerance.
The events of 1912-1922 provided a decade of enormous change in Ireland leaving a legacy for good and ill. The events shaped the rest of the 20th century and still cast a long shadow into the 21st century. The Ulster Covenant and the Easter Proclamation, in ways a mirror of each other, became foundational documents of two states in Ireland after 1921. Everything had changed by 1922, not least because of the Great War, but the decade was also a decade of intense and often brutal, sectarian violence. The legacy of violence remained and erupted again in Northern Ireland for a further 35 years at the end of the 20th century.
Towards Understanding and Healing is a project that focuses on the needs of the individual by creating a space for reflection and recognition of individual experience and supporting individuals to share their stories. Because Northern Ireland is the way that it is, no one person can tell the story and this project emphasises the need… Continue reading Towards Understanding & Healing