Training on Gender and Social Justice by gcpCOvQ

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									Rationale on parallel session on Gender and Social Justice

Rationale
Even as the world leaders pledged to promote gender equality and empowerment as a
goal for sustainable development as well as an instrument to achieve all the other
Millennium Development Goals at the Millennium Development Summit in September
2000, poor status of women in education, income and livelihood, and decision-making
continue to be issues of concern in the region as elsewhere in the country. Gender
inequity is also most starkly visible in the health sphere and reflects in adverse sex-
ratios, higher mortality rates and higher incidences of morbidity.

In the Northeastern region, inspite of a relatively higher mobility and visibility of women
women continue to be vulnerable victims of violence and conflict, giving rise to many
single women managed households across the region. Other forms of violence and
harassment are also on the increase as evident from recent research and media reports.
Internal displacements, trafficking, indadequate health facilities and adverse health
indicators also predispose women of the region to violence and discrimination.

On the other hand, political, economic, social and cultural trends in the region have
undermined peace, stability and development significantly by increasing the numbers of
those marginalized, excluded or disempowered. Social exclusion along these lines has
resulted in spiraling levels of violence, ever-widening inequalities and a breakdown in
social solidarity. As social, political and economic institutions have perpetrated
continued cultural domination, alienation of basic human rights and economic
deprivations of a large number of groups and communities in the region, inclusive
models of practice that will ensure social justice and equity are the need of the hour.

In this regard, the training module on Gender and Social Justice seeks to impart critically
and socially relevant interventionist knowledge.

Objectives:
    To deepen the understanding of the participants on contemporary feminist
       theory, social justice and praxis
    To create awareness about the rights, legal provisions, entitlements, etc.
       pertaining to women and marginalized groups and communities

Contents:
Women: Sexualities and Violence; Gender, Poverty & Livelihoods; Gender, Development
Practice and Politics; and Gender, Health & Rights
Social Justice; Disability- Rights and Action

Training Methodology
Lectures, discussions, case studies, small group discussions, simulation exercises, etc.



FST & TISS NERC Partners w/s session on Gender & Social Justice

								
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