Nishtha Trust (http://nishtha-hp.org/what-we-do/education/)

Sunday 03 December 2017
08:00 to 12:00
The Room

Wenlido ('women's path of strength') is a form of psycho-physical self defence, based on feminist principles, that focuses on creating overall safety, including in intimate relationships. It is based on women's experiences of violence and uses the strength women have to resist violence. It provides tools to help women and girls feel powerful and safe in their bodies, and to challenge the stereotype that 'men are powerful and women are weak', as a lived reality, not just in theory. It teaches women to use their voice and to take up more space in society. This introductory session will cover basics of assessing and recognising violence, assertiveness and basic physical techniques to defend oneself. 

Language: English, Sinhala & Tamil

Age suitability: All ages 

About the trainers

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Gitta Ridder

Gitta has been part of the women’s movement in Canada since the late 80s. She has been involved in the field of violence prevention and trauma healing of women survivors of sexual violence, and has been teaching basic and advanced workshops in Wenlido, and training trainers in Europe and Asia over the past 20 years.

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Dhiviya David

Dhiviya has been involved with women’s rights over the past 17 years. She was introduced to Wenlido in 2002 and has been teaching Wenlido since. She also works with youth on issues relating to gender and sexuality, violence prevention, peace and conflict transformation. 

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Sports session, Sunday, English, Sinhala, Tamil, All ages
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