COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS TRAINED ON GENDER

On the 30th and 31st of August, the National Association of Women Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU) conducted a Gender equality training for Mukono Multipurpose Youth Organisation (MUMYO), its affiliates and Community Based Organisations from Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga and Buvuma districts, at Jobiah Hotel, Mukono.

The two day training was facilitated by members of staff from NAWOU, and attended by 25 participants from MUMYO and its affiliates from neighboring districts. The training focused on the key concepts of gender, gender equality, and sex and gender roles as key hindrances to gender equality in society today.

The facilitators employed a participatory approach to the training, and engaged the participants in a number of group activities and discussions that were aimed and helping them deeply understand gender equality and its related concepts, as well as to encourage the participants to present issues that they might be facing in their communities regarding gender equality. The participants were also taken through the concepts of people and power, and how people in positions of power (mostly men) are using this power to further impinge on women’s right to equality

 

At the closing of the training on 31st August 2018, the participants left with empowered minds and an urge to foster gender equality in their organizations, families and communities at large.  In the review session, the participants were glad that the training had ironed out the key concepts relating to gender and sex, and that they now properly understood the individual concepts and are willing to go and transform their communities and organizations.

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