[Breakingthesilence] mobility

miss moon tveye_ at hotmail.com
Lun 28 Juin 19:39:27 CEST 2004


hey...good to hear someone active on the list
im still keen to hear what other definite gender workshops are
coming to belgrade
tho another positive meeting with people working locally last night
and i think from belgrade a lot of good energy and excellent projects

ive looked at the gender list archive
i find the mens group discussion a bit hard to follow

my own experience of 'separated groups is as follows'
mens groups
i have seens a number of positive initiatives in terms of mens groups
in aotearoa a mens group was formed to initiate community action
on some specific cases of sexual violence. what this meant was that for once 
men were
the driving force in looking for solutions, working with perpetrators and 
developing models for
action not dependant on either the criminal justice system or punative 
justice traditions.
there is definately a mens group in belgrade working against sexual violence

in aotearoa i also came across a number of pakeha groups working on racism.
pakeha initiated groups working on their own racist issues. also a wide 
spread network 'pakeha treaty workers'..this network operates in research 
and other actions that can assist in the struggle for tino rangatiratanga 
(sovereignty of indigenous people). i think it is based in a way of living 
that seeks to negotiate a new relationship between pakeha and maori..... to 
address colonisation.

i reply to this issue because i feel that a reply has been asked for on the 
list

what i would like most of all is to hear from people who wish to contribute 
to this gender day at PGA
belgrade. the situation here is amazing, there are so many tough issues 
everyday but i think the conference offers a very real opportunity to change 
things.
that people working here have much to offer, speaking about their ongoing 
fight to keep going in such difficult conditions and that people coming to 
belgrade can add to this exchange.

assim, what for you is the best possible way that PGA could address the 
linked isssues of race and gender? i know this is a huge question....to 
begin a discussion

best wishes to all

xx paula

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