Gender, Feminism, and Islam: Guidance for workers in the humanitarian and international development sector

Gender, Feminism, and Islam: Guidance for workers in the humanitarian and international development sector
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Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: February 8, 2022 (8:00am EST)
End Date: February 10, 2022 (9:30pm EST)
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This three-day, the virtual workshop is for international development and humanitarian workers who want to better understand gender, Islam, and feminist movements in the Muslim world. This training will familiarize participants with fundamental concepts, tenets, and ideas about gender, Islam, and Islamic feminism. It will help them recognize common myths and stereotypes that are still very common in the development, humanitarian, and human rights sectors. Participants will also explore decolonized approaches to the design of gender equality and gender-integrated programs in Muslim-majority countries. All participants will receive a manual with essential information and resources.

Why take this course? Much of the international development humanitarian policy and programming that occurs in Muslim-majority communities are created by people who are not from those communities. Instead, it is often created by people from countries that have a long history of stereotyping and misunderstanding Islam. This is particularly true when it comes to stereotypes about gender, feminism, and Islam. If this resonates with you, this course is for you!

Preliminary agendahere

Trainer: Afaf Al-Khoshman

Location: Virtual Event

Tuesday, February 8
Wednesday, February 9
Thursday, February 10

Times: Daily at 8am – 9:30am EST (Washington DC) and 10:30am – 12pm EST
Click here to find out the training time for your location

All training participants receive:

  • 9 hours of live facilitation with an experienced trainer and practitioner

  • Opportunities to learn from and with up to 15 other practitioners from around the world

  • Options for 1-on-1 Q&A or discussion with the trainer during office hours

  • A downloadable copy of a participants’ training manual with key terms and concepts

  • Access to a resource drive with resources and templates for applying what you learned

  • Opportunities to practice applying new concepts and techniques

  • Feedback from your trainer and peers

  • Certificate of completion from the Cynara Gender Training Platform


We offer a tiered fee scale to make the training accessible to individuals not backed by heavily resourced organizations.

  • $575 for institutions with annual budgets of greater than $50 million USD

  • $525 for institutions with annual budgets that are less than $50 million USD. Use discount code FEMINISM1

  • $275 for early-career professionals, such as students or freelancers who are making a career transition. Limit 1-2 per training. Email [email protected] for discount code.

  • $150 for individuals or institutions with budgets less than $500,000 USD AND who are from a low and middle-income country. Limit 1-2 per training. Email [email protected] for a discount code.

Discounts available for group registration of 5 or more. Email [email protected].

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