The Uncommon Man

October 03, 2007

CARE Training, Day II

The second day of the training focuses on the themes of listening to women's and men's stories, breaking the silence about violence, and understanding the social and emotional dimensions of male socialization. It is a highly emotional process that engages the head, heart and soul.

Men are coached to listen to women and to become vulnerable about their own experiences with violence. Women are supported in their need to be heard and respected by men, and their demand for men as partners in change. Together, we learn how to cultivate this delicate, intimate and profound social change process among ourselves, laying the foundation for taking this work into our families and communities.

In the evening, Adin met with Rwandan students enrolled in the School for International Training program where she teaches (in Brattleboro, Vermont). James and I met with Fidel and Theogene for another expansive brainstorming session about possibilities for collaboration on program development and evaluation, and economic sustainability for the Rwanda Men's Resource Centre. The intersection of our resources and areas of expertise holds many intriguing prospects.

Uduma, James, and Ugo at the Wedding on Saturday

Posted by Jorge at October 3, 2007 12:44 PM


Hey James and Steve,

I think you guys are doing a really excellent and interesting job out there. Hopefully one day I can attend one of your journeys.

Posted by: tashae at October 4, 2007 04:43 PM

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