Women Understanding Women is a European Project approved in 2010 under the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme with an execution period of 24 months, starting in October 2010.
This project aims to bring together women from across Europe and provide them with a safe and non-judgmental space in which to share their backgrounds, cultures, traditions, values, aspirations and fears. It will foster a sense of community undiminished by distance or language and an opportunity for free and open dialogue and discussion, particularly around issues that remain guarded and unmentionable in some cultures. Methodology will include non-verbal, in order that women from all partner institutions can join together in common themes.
There is a disconnect of equality amongst women within the member states. Cultures, history, traditions and expectations are all instrumental to a woman’s lifestyle. We have identified that women have an innate curiosity about other women. They also want to share, empathise and learn about each other . This project will allow women to nurture their own cultures and traditions, whilst embracing new ideas and allowing them the opportunity to share the traditions of others. Women often feel patronised in group situations, so we devised this project to be inclusive, non-intimidating and non-judgmental.
The Women Understanding Women Project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The content of this project does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Commision or the National Grundtvig Agency.