Training provides new insight for WCCC staff

16/05/2011 11:26


WCCC’s Community Education Trainer, Lesila To’ia attended a two week gender training of trainers in Pacific Harbour, Deuba, Fiji from the 28th of March to the 8th of April.


Organized by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC), the training included 31 participants from Nauru, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Fiji. “I would like to thank FWCC for this opportunity. I learnt a lot and found it very useful and relevant to the work that I do, especially the gender analysis process which was totally new to me”, said To’ia.


The first week of the training was Gender Awareness facilitated by the FWCC’s Coordinator, Shamima Ali and FWCC Deputy Coordinator, Edwinda Kotoisuva. The second week was facilitated by Dr. Juliet Hunt from Australia and covered Gender Analysis.


Gender Analysis is a type of Social Analysis which requires the collection, analysis and application of sex-disaggregated data or information, it is also a process which considers the impact that a development problem, policy, project, program or issue may have on girls and boys, women and men; and on the economic and social relationships between them (gender power relations). – Hunt, J: Effective Gender Analysis and Strategies for International Development, Melbourne, 2009.


“With the knowledge and skills gained from this workshop, I will be able to analyze policies, budgets, and projects from a gender perspective. Also it will strengthen my skills in trying to promote women’s human rights and gender equality through the awareness programs that we carry out from the Centre”, said Lesila.