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International Workshop on Gender Training

Event Date: 
July 25, 2011 (All day) - July 29, 2011 (All day)

July 25-29, 2011
University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, Canada

Organizations, programmes and projects are increasingly being asked to develop gender equality policies and strategies that seek to provide women and men with equal opportunities and ensure that there interventions are gender-sensitive or at the very least do not reinforce inequities. The gender training workshop seeks to provide workshop participants with core concepts, gender analytic frameworks and gender strategies that can improve the effectiveness of your organization, programmes and projects in working with vulnerable and marginalized women and men, boys and girls.

The workshop will move you beyond the theory to apply in practical and useful ways gender analysis and gender sensitive strategies to your organization and its programmes and projects to achieve greater social justice, development and peace.


The Gender Training workshop, a joint collaboration between Gender Equality Incorporated and International, is based on a hands-on approach to gender equality that can be applied in Canada and overseas. You will move beyond understanding the key concepts underlying gender equality to working with different gender frameworks, applying gender to project design, monitoring and reporting to focus on gender mainstreaming in organizations and programmes. You will also move beyond seeing gender equality as more than women’s participation to develop strategies targeting men and their relationship with women and designing actions that will see their relationship with women change so that both can reach their full potential. Developing interventions based on a solid gender analysis will enable you to design programmes and projects based on differential needs, priorities and issues so that your intervention reinforces positive change for both women and men, boys and girls. You will learn how to undertake a participatory gender audit of your programme and organization and introduce strategies to make your organization more gender-sensitive.

What Results to Expect?

You can expect to enhance your awareness, knowledge and skills in any of the following areas:

- Mastering key concepts like equity vs. equality; division of labour, strategic interest vs needs, equal treatment vs equal opportunity, gender integration vs mainstreaming, etc…
- Reviewing key national laws and international covenants in the field of gender like the Beijing Platform for Action, CEDAW and the Millennium Development Goals;
- Applying a gender analysis and developing gender strategies for your project or programme;
-Designing, monitoring and reporting using a gender lens and approach;
- Mainstreaming gender into your organization and undertaking gender audits.

Who Will be There?

The workshop is designed for women and men:

Gender specialists with Government, NGOs and the UN system;
International development practitioners who are responsible for integrating gender into their organization, programme and/or project;
Academics who are interested in learning participatory and experiential methods and approaches to teaching gender;
Decision-makers who make critical decisions on organizational policy, resource allocations, project design, monitoring and evaluation;
Change agents who want to learn positive and constructive methods and tools to sensitize their organization, programmes and projects to gender equality;
Trainers and students who want practical insights that such training can offer.

For further information (including workshop agenda and registration fees), please click here

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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