Young men in Kenya are caught in a patriarchal system that perpetuates the cycle of rape, assault, forced prostitution, physical abuse, killing and other violence towards women in local communities. The Circles of Men Project, together with Kenya-based organization, International Peace Initiatives, are collaborating to educate young men through intense and compassionate workshops that prepare them to jointly confront gender disharmony and heal the profound wounds around gender, sexuality, and relational intimacy.
I will be leading my first young men's workshop in August 2019 and am seeking your support to defray some of the costs of travel and other related expenses. Longer term the intention is to obtain grants to fund ongoing programs to expand this critically important work.
This workshop is closely linked and coordinated with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International, an important organization founded twenty-seven years ago in the U.S. and has a growing presence in Kenya, South Africa, Australia, India and several other countries.
Working with men in the areas of spirituality, mindfulness, compassion and gender healing is my calling, and I am grateful for your consideration in support of this critically important work.