DSWOs Sessions on Gender Mainstreaming

WEPP-KP conducted 2-days training on Gender Mainstreaming and Communication Skills for selected DSWOs in January 2021. All the training participants shared their action plans for conducting one-day sessions in their respective offices and districts on gender mainstreaming to the staff, officers, academia and community members. In response to that action plan, 11 DSWOs as MTs conducted 13 one-day orientations on GM in five districts of KP in their respective offices in January – February 2021. The districts include; Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda and Swabi. Considering the events conducted in women related government offices and girl’s schools, women’s participation in these events was good and at least half of participants were women in these events. It was the first ever event on gender mainstreaming in the majority of locations where events were conducted and participants shared their experiences regarding issues faced by women in their respective villages and neighborhood. Master Trainers sensitized them regarding gender issues, how to resolve them and which options are available for women within the province both from the public and private sector regarding addressing issues. DCSW Members were have also been involved as participants in these events.

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