Session 5: VIOLENCE

This session was a full day session. The main focus for Session Five was to explore the links between interpersonal and institutional violence in our relationships and communities. Our first objective was to deepen our understanding of these linked forms of violence in relation to systemic male supremacy, in the context of multiple and interacting systems of oppression. A second objective was to strengthen our own practice of confronting this violence of male supremacy, whether at the interpersonal or institutional level. As part of this, we also sought to create a space which was supportive of participants’ own histories of trauma and violence and, where possible, to connect people with resources which could help them to engage with their histories in a transformative way.

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Preparation
Opening activities
Gender presentation and violence
Spectrum of violence
Survivor experiences
Sexual coercion and consent
Staying emotionally connected
Closing activities