The United Nations Association of San Francisco wishes to alert members of mepeace to our ambitious Gender Crosstalk Initiative.
On the new moon of February 18, 2015, Gender Crosstalk participants will send two short messages to Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. One message will be from the women participants and one from the men. Each lunar month, two more messages will be selected based on the messages chosen previously. The purpose of the Initiative is to foster human unity with gender equality built in at the foundation level.
The best introduction to the Gender Crosstalk can be found at ugc.idp.intermix.org. If you read that and follow a couple of the links, and (I hope) join the process and write a message of your own, you will have a pretty good understanding of the Crosstalk idea.
Not yet, but at some point, the Gender Crosstalk process will be set up for a discussion between Israeli and Palestinian women and men across the conflict boundaries. In such a discussion, there would be no requirement to stay away from difficult issues, but the likelihood is that messages which rise above the conflict will receive higher marks overall. The structure of the discussion itself pushes the participants towards areas of agreement.
Let’s Make it Happen!