Level one Training

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Major topics to be covered include:

  • Why does gender equality matters?
  • Why should we empower women?
  • Key issues in measuring gender equality (participation of women in decision making, control over resources, budgeting, health, education)
  • Gender-based violence against girls and women
  • Combating violence against women
  • Gender stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes
  • Strategies for engaging and empowering women
  • Measuring gender in/equality and women’s empowerment (political representation,)

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Understand approaches and develop indicators of success on gender equality
  • Employ a rights-based approach that recognizes women’s human rights to social, economic and political equality
  • Take the necessary precaution not exacerbate existing inequalities or create negative effects, for example by increasing gender-based violence
  • improve their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards individuals whom they are working with
  • plan and design interventions that consider the needs of both women and men and a roadmap for implementation