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Workshop on Gender Training - Ottowa, Canada

Event Date: 
July 16, 2012 (All day) - July 20, 2012 (All day)

The Gender Training Workshop seeks to provide workshop participants with a solid understanding & skills in core concepts, gender analysis frameworks and gender strategies that can improve the effectiveness of your organization’s programmes and projects in working with 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 to achieve greater social justice.

You will learn how to develop interventions based on a differential needs, priorities and issues so that your intervention reinforces positive change for both women and men, boys and girls rather than reinforce inequalities. This workshop also involves field work in the Ottawa area.

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

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