Deconstructing Gender Norms workshop

Deconstructing the Gender Power Order - an interactive workshop by our member PeaceWorks Sweden

The Anna Lindh Foundation Swedish network member, PeaceWorks Sweden delivered an interactive workshop on how to dissect the gender power order, how it is being expressed and how it is being upheld. The main goal of the workshop was to enable the participants to increase their abilities to question, reflect on and critically examin matters of gender-related power structures. 

17 participants took part in the training in addition to the 2 trainers from PeaceWorks. 

When: Thursday 26 - Friday 27 January 2023 at 09.30 - 12.00 CET. 

Main learnings from the workshop:  

Day 1 - an introduction to concepts and terminology relating to the gender power order. 

Day 2 - an introduction to a framework of working critically against destructive gender norms with a focus on power and norms and how these relate to the gender power order.  

Meet the Trainers

PeaceWorks Sweden is a non-profit peace organisation by and for young people. PeaceWorks is a norm critical platform that serves for a just and sustainable world where youth are active social actors.

Nasma Salim (She/Her)

Nasma is the Secretary General at PeaceWorks Sweden. She holds an MSc in Management. She has been involved in developing PeaceWorks training courses in amongst others global justice and solidarity, anti-racism and social project coordination. She has several years of experience in holding workshops and/or training in topics of peace and social issues. She also has experience in international youth- and civil society work in subjects such as peace education. 

Fun facts: Nasma’s spirit animal is a seal and she (really) enjoys salty snacks! 

Lisa Börjel (She/Her)

Lisa is a project coordinator at PeaceWorks Sweden. She holds a MSc in Social Studies of Gender with a major in Political Science and has done research how state-level feminism in Sweden has impacted feminist grassroots engagement and work with a particular focus on issues such as gendered violence. She has been involved in coordinating and developing PeaceWorks’ training courses on topics of global justice, feminism and anti-racism. 

Fun facts: Lisa’s spirit animal shifts on a bi-weekly basis (currently riding the waves as an Orca) and she is a music quiz champion!    

This workshop was organised with the support of the Anna Lindh Foundation, European Commission and Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

For more information/questions, please contact Rasha Shaaban, ALF network coordinator.