Studies increasingly show the role of Forgiveness in breaking the cycle of trauma and violence
To address this need Feminenza International started two projects in 2021: the Secondary Traumatic Stress – Developing Resilience project (co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme) and the Forgiveness Development Course. Up to 130 participants from 20 countries participate.
The projects provide essential tools for those who want to become effective change agents in their communities. Many of the participants are at high risk of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) by the nature of their work (with disadvantaged communities, refugees, trauma, conflict, gender-based violence, neglect, history of stress and anxiety). Some have experienced trauma first hand. Through these projects participants become better equipped to recognize and forestall STS through understanding and managing mental trauma, forgiveness of self and others and developing resources to build resilience and inner intactness.
Due to COVID-19, the workshops are taking place initially online, with the aim to meet face to face in 2022.
Why we need your help?
In these projects we use books and films as important media of learning and engaging with inspiring real-life stories. They are essential tools for self-reflection, gathering new perspectives and providing crucial introductions to attitudes and inner life skills needed to go through the process of becoming the change.
We are looking for funding to support participants to gain access to books and films, in print or online.
Will you help us support the change makers of today and tomorrow? Your donations will help us to raise vital funds to support our work!
Read more about the Forgiveness Development Course and the Secondary Traumatic Stress – Developing Resilience project
How donations will be used
Donations will be used to purchase and ship books and films for participants in both Feminenza projects in 2021: Forgiveness Development course and Secondary Traumatic Stress – Building Resilience.
Any surplus funds will be used to cover the expenses needed for participants of the Forgiveness Development Course to be able to participate in the face-to-face retreat planned for November 2022. Participation to this retreat is crucial for those who will be delivering a Forgiveness project to their community or organization.
Feminenza is a network of charitable organisations in Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Kenya, the Netherlands, New Zealand, UK and USA. Click here to find out more about the work that Feminenza does.
Although we work directly with people, our priority is to develop the capacity of the staff of NGOs, and expand the channels by which the public may benefit from our work.