Self-Care And Self-Defense Manual For Feminist Activists
Bernal, Marina, Artemisa and Elige. Self-Care and Self-Defense Manual for Feminist Activists. New Delhi: CREA, 2008.
*available in English, Spanish
This manual is a resource to help feminist activists to know themselves better, optimize their strength, reflect upon their context and work on caring for themselves. The struggle to eliminate gender violence in all its forms and to continue in our work as activists for the realization of women’s rights must first involve work on one’s own self in the form of self-care. The idea for a self-care and self-defense manual for feminist activists came out of many reflections and information that feminist activists have been sharing and debating. This self-help manual is a resource to get to know oneself better, optimize strengths and reflect upon one’s context and work and methods for self-care.
The six chapters in the manual are:
1.Recognising who I am
2.Recognising the violence that we face
3.Lack of self-care
4.Optimising our vital strengths
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