A brief understandinggender

IWID considers Gender training as one of the most important tools to build gender perspective among NGO workers, policy makers and planners. It gives them space and strengthen, capacities to rethink old assumptions and practices in order to achieve greater gender -justice in the process of policy formulation and implementation. The aim of gender training is to consciously introduce gender as a category of analysis to bring into focus gender bias that underpins ideas and actions of individuals and institutions alike


Methodology Adopted Facets of training Specifications
The process oriented participatory methodology of the training helps the participants to explore their attitudes towards and beliefs about gender, to critically lookat sex stereotypes and also to challenge each one of us to review and   reflect on the gender-blind-spots of our own lives.
  1. Women-centered shift in socio-economic and political dynamics for empowerment of Women and marginalised communities.
  2. Enhancing the self-esteem of women, and strengthening their leadership capacities.
  3. Providing insights into feminist training principles, methodologies and developing training designs with a gender perspective on various issue of concern.
  4. Enhancing planning, monitoring and evaluating and documenting skills.
  1. Gender training for trainers
  2. Gender training for the Beginners
  3. Gender training on specific issues– land rights, violence, health, globalization,…
  4. Documentation and communication trainings
  5. Gender training for organizations based on their programme needs  

Capacity Building


IWID sees training as a powerful tool for change. Training develops a feminist consciousness that challenges patriarchal values, institutions and gender roles. It aims at Enhancing the self-esteem of women, Increasing the conceptual understanding, analytical skills, awareness and sensitivity to issues relating to class, caste and gender in order to bring about a women-centered shift in socio-economic and political dynamics. , and strengthening their leadership capacities.Training also enhances the planning and monitoring, evaluating and documentation skills.

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