As part of activities aimed at strengthening the capacity of women groups representing women and girls facing intersecting forms of discrimination in relevant skills and provided support to engage with MDAs and inter-ministerial coordination processes at the national and state levels to develop, implement and monitor initiatives to prevent and respond to VAWG/SGBV/HP, and promote SRHR for women and girls, WILPF Nigeria organized a one day intensive training to acquaint and equip 60 participants in Ebonyi and Cross River State with the requisite knowledge and skills they would need towards achieving this aim. The training was delivered using adequate methodologies that included group exercises and case studies.
Objectives of the Training:
The methodology used in delivering the training are:
Training Modules and Delivery:
The Training was delivered through 2 key modules:
This Module was introduced by engaging Participants on contemporary matters cantered around the issues of VAWG/SGBV/HP as well as SRHR to bring to bear their understanding that in a Country as complex as ours, there is not a single type or discriminatory category that affects all Men and Women in the same way. And that the problems created as a result of various forms of discrimination meted on Women and Girls have made people to describe them in different ways, having multiple identities within the process. Participants were given a Case study to read through, identify the intersecting discrimination and their unique challenges with a view to understanding how these problems could be addressed holistically. Also, the Intersectionality Approach laid the foundation on how Participants can respond and help prevent these problems and above all, place demand on the MDAs to do the needful.
Module 2 provided understanding on the roles of various MDAs relevant in the response and prevention of VAWG/SGBV/HP, and Promotion of SRHR for Women and Girls. The understanding the need for coordination processes and understanding of the processes at the National and State Levels among the MDAs and other relevant stakeholders was well highlighted and emphasized as this would enhance more productive engagements of these MDAs.
Participants were also acquainted with various social accountability tools citizens could use to hold the Government being duty bearers accountable to them as rights holders. They were also acquainted with how they can develop, implement and monitor initiatives to Respond to and Prevent VAWG/SGBV/HP and Promote SRHR.
The delivery of this module was done through case studies, group exercises and plenary sessions which enhanced learning and experience sharing.
At the end of the training participants level of learning and appreciation of the training were assessed through a post training assessment questionnaire.
In conclusion the feedbacks before and after the training and quality of interactions provides sufficient indication that the training enhanced the capacity of women groups representing women and girls facing intersecting forms of discrimination in relevant skills and provided support to engage with MDAs and inter-ministerial coordination processes at the national and state levels to develop, implement and monitor initiatives to prevent and respond to VAWG/SGBV/HP, and promote SRHR for women and girls.