The institute started on Monday, 06 December 2011 with an exciting informal session on introductions of all participants. CAL is privileged to a part of this space and process. As the 1st day unfolded we had a presentation on the history of feminism dating back to the matriliny era, to patriarchy and feminism.The discussions highlight how feminists have challenge, resist and contribute to change power structures within the social, economic and political spheres.
For the past two (2) days, we have had focused discussions on feminism as an ideology and the feminist struggles in Africa,looking broadly at relationship between the different movements and how to build sustainable movements.
The institute is hosted by CREA and YWLI The Feminist Leadership and Movement Building Institute is a week-long course designed to strengthen feminist leadership, strategies and collective power for social transformation in East Africa.The Institute also aims to build the skills of participants for mobilising oppressed/marginalised women to claim their rights.
Still looking forward to the discussions in the next two (2) days and more updates on the institute.