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Our Approach

A unique peer to peer approach that put women’s lived experience of adversity at the centre of our efforts to create both individual and collective wellbeing. Our approach focuses on strengths instead of weaknesses. Through our activities we encourage women to understand the importance of self-awareness, the ability to focus on ourselves, and how our actions, thoughts, or emotions do or don't align with our internal standards. If we are highly self-aware, we can objectively evaluate our self, manage our emotions, align our behaviour with our values, and understand correctly how others perceive us. When we look outward, we understand how people view us. People who are aware of how people see them are more likely to be empathetic to people with different perspectives. Leaders whose self-perception matches others’ perceptions are more likely to empower, include, and recognise others. This is why for women does not target a specific group but rather provides a platform where adult women from any background can connect, socialise and form new relationships.

At for women, we believe relationships are powerful and that our one-to-one connections are an important aspect to individual and societal change. We really believe that strong, positive personal relationships and social support networks can bring happiness, comfort, and resilience, and encourage an individual to fulfil their full potential.


Moreover, building relationships with people from different cultures is key in building strong, diverse communities where every person feels valued and accepted. Culture is a strong part of people’s lives. It often influences their views, values, hopes, worries, fears etc. so when building relationships, it is important to have some perspective and understanding of their cultures.

 

The model Our Approach adapts the same principles of Trauma Informed Care based on safety, trust, choice, empowerment, collaboration, and respect.

  • Pro-active (connecting first, seeking participation not only input, ask and empower)

  • Peer led (when people have similar experiences of something difficult and come together to support, encourage and motivate each other).

  • Participant centric (putting the participants — their motivations and needs first).

  • Compassionate (recognising, acknowledging, embracing people’s suffering, building trust, offering safe and non-judgemental space)

  • Inclusive (Involving intentional planning and consideration of various factors to ensure that women from diverse backgrounds and abilities can participate in our activities at all levels)

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