23 November 2022: CORO changing the Power-Paradigm in India's Society through Grassroots Leadership
In Session 7 of our Course Journey “Unleashing the Power of Homes to Pioneer Planetary Regeneration” participants were inspired by how CORO, exemplary Home for Humanity in India, and the Savitri Women's Federation work "from power within, to power with, to power to”. CORO pioneers Community Leadership for a society based on equality and justice by empowering people in the most marginalized communities to steer collective action for societal change. Together, they empower women from low-income communities to act against violence and stand together in solidarity.
We listened to inspiring stories of people who were able to lift themselves beyond their immediate realities and become a lighthouse and role model for so many around them. CORO realized that Identity played a particularly important role in the process of empowerment: identifying as a victim feeds into a culture of submissiveness and a tendency to not act upon effectively changing our contexts. CORO in turn, suggests a narrative which facilitates the realization of power within, power with, and finally the power to bring about change. CORO’s Integral approach inspires the shift of mindsets of Grassroots Leaders, from being victims to becoming impactful change makers.