Call for participants: Deconstructing the Gender Power Order

PeaceWorks training

Call for participants: Deconstructing the Gender Power Order - an interactive workshop

February 29th and March 1

Are you interested in learning more about destructive masculinity norms from an intersectional perspective? Do you want to enhance your understanding of gendered societal structures and means to counter their harmful aspects? Through a mix of theory and interactive exercises, this online workshop aims to dissect the gender power order, how it is being expressed and how it is being upheld.

The workshop will provide participants with:

  • An introduction and opportunity to discuss topics such as: power, norms, gender and intersectionality. 
  • A clarification of relevant terminology
  • A space for peer-learning
  • Analytical tools and models which can be used to map, challenge and transform gender power dynamics, such as: anti-oppressive theory and the violence iceberg. 

The workshop includes two modules. Through a mix of theory and interactive exercises, the main goal is to enable participants to increase their abilities to question, reflect on and critically examine matters of gender related power structures.

Day 1
The first session will provide participants with an introduction to concepts and terminology relating to the construction of gender and the gender power order. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and critically reflect on their own experiences with and knowledge of these concepts. Furthermore, participants will also be invited to reflect on the workings of power as well as its connection to masculinity.

Day 2

The second session will focus on power and norms with specific emphasis on how these relate to the gender power order. During this session, participants will be introduced to a framework of working critically against destructive gender norms. Furthermore, we will use “the violence iceberg” in order to examine and categorize the many ways in which gender based violence is exercised. Similarly to day 1, participants will through practical exercises be able to jointly discuss and consider how the gender power order is (re)produced and expressed.

Who can participate?
This is a seminar for persons who want to develop their knowledge of gendered societal structures and capacity to counter harmful aspects relating to these structures. The requirements for participation are as follows: 
● you should want to increase your knowledge about and understanding of the gender power order
● you should be willing to reflect on your own position, different power dynamics, norms and stereotypes as well as your own role in reproducing these

When: Thursday February 29th - Friday March 1 2024 at 10.00 - 12.30 CET

Language: English

You can apply until Thursday 22nd of February through this application form.


Organised by: the ALF Swedish network member PeaceWorks Sweden in the framework of Actions for Diversity initiative.

PeaceWorks Sweden is a non-profit peace organisation by and for young people. PeaceWorks is a norm critical platform that serves for a just, equal and sustainable world where youth are active social actors.