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Title: Building Women's Leadership: A Training Manual for Activists in Battered Women's Programs, Rape Crisis Services, and Women's Centers
Author(s): S Schechter; B J Hart; B Richie
Corporate Author: Leadership Institute for Women, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 194
Sponsoring Agency: Leadership Institute for Women, Inc
Reading, PA 19601
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training manual is designed to improve the leadership skills and knowledge of women who work in battered women's programs, rape crisis services, and women's centers.
Abstract: The manual is divided into four major sections. The first section, "Developing New Ideas About Leadership," broadens participants' understanding of leadership, helps them clarify their own leadership needs, and gives them practice in building others' leadership experiences. The second section, "Developing an Analysis and a Vision of Social Justice," offers participants a chance to explore questions such as the social conditions that create violence against women, the nature of homophobia, how to empower people, and what can be done to stop racism. The exercises in this section encourage leaders to develop a vision of social justice for their daily work. Section three, "Building Effective Social Change Organizations," teaches community organizing and coalition building skills; it helps women create more effective organizations through the inclusion of workshops such as chairing effective meetings, resolving conflicts, and negotiating for resources. The fourth section, "Sustaining Our Work," offers ideas for institutionalizing leadership development efforts at the State and local levels. Appended evaluation tools and a leadership training sample agenda
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Battered women programs; Leadership; Rape crisis centers
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