Indonesia’s Women’s Human Rights Defenders (IWHRD)

Australia’s aid program provides funding for groups to come to Australia from developing countries to participate in capacity building programs. A group of 12 women from Indonesia’s Women’s Human Rights Defenders spent 5 weeks in Australia in May/June 2014, learning about leadership, change management, advocacy and communication as well as developing specific skills and knowledge around defending women’s rights and reducing violence against women.

Carolyn Peterken facilitated training sessions with this inspiring group of women around communication, advocacy and decision-making. The sessions were highly participatory and involved a mixture of theory, discussion, role play, individual and group exercises and individual and group reflection. At the end of the program participants had to develop an action plan to illustrate how they put into practice back in Indonesia the things they had learned while on the program in Australia.

For more information please contact Carolyn Peterken

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