Caritas India had facilitated a workshop for reviewing the drafted gender Policy of Naya Severa, one of our partner organizations in Jharkhand, on 11th January 2011. Eight persons including the partner’s staff and project staff participated in the workshop.
The module comprised of understanding gender, the need for gender policy, and policy review. The observations made through policy reviewed have been shared with the partner organization for further action before they finalized it.
Till now, two programs on gender have been organized for Agrarian Prosperity Project (APP) staff in Palkot, Gumla. The first orientation on basic concept of gender for project co-ordinator and officers was conducted on 14th January 2011. Through this training, the staff was made to reflect on how gender perspective can be mainstreamed in their own areas of work in the project. The role of each one was shared and suggestions given on how each one can contribute in mainstreaming gender in ‘Agrarian Prosperity project”. Besides this, there were further sessions with Gender Officer, for understanding and developing simple modules for awareness programs for women, children and youth in the project villages.
Further training on gender for all the staff members of the project was organized on 6th Feb 2011 with the purpose of ensuring gender mainstreaming in the project. 23 persons including few local women leaders took part in the training. The training focused on understanding gender and gender analysis in the context of the project area. The group work in the form of role plays and exercises gave insight to participants and they took proactive role in the execution of the group work with their rich village situation’s experiences. It made them to reflect and see life situation through a mirroring exercise and reflect on how they can contribute to changing the situation of inequalities among people (men, women/ boys, girls) in the villages.