Creating a critical shift in consciousness around gender norms within the schools in order to reduce the school community’s tolerance to gender-based violence.
The flagship project of Setaweet PLC is the ‘Gendershops’, it is designed with the conceptualization of the schools as definite eco-systems in which the workshops can effectively problematize gender relations to question dominant forms of masculinities and femininities. Through this workshops Setaweet aims to create a critical shift in consciousness around gender norms within the schools in order to reduce the school community’s tolerance to gender-based violence.
The Setaweet Gendershops pay particular attention to gendered notions of normative femininity and masculinity including privilege and entitlement, challenge gender-based stereotypes,interpersonal violence and VAWG(Violence against Women and Girls), young women’s (and men’s) leadership and emotional intelligence. A hallmark of the Gendershop is the ‘women only’/’men only’ sessions that Setaweet facilitates, the latter with a male facilitator and with a safe space created to question the components of normative masculinity. Gendershops are designed to be fully participatory, using engaging and relevant tools and exercises such as games, critiques of popular music videos, feminist deconstruction of given names