Gender, Feminism, and Legal Literacy Training for Women with Disabilities_Koshi Province
7th July 2023
Access Planet Organization in support of the Leading from the South (LFS)- Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) organized the training of trainers (TOT) on the topic- “Gender, Feminism, and Legal Literacy “ for Women with Disabilities which was taken as a part of grassroots campaigning by TOT participants of Morang, Koshi Province for the women in their local areas. The one-day training was conducted to build the capacity of 20 women from Koshi Province on emerging topics related to gender, feminism, and law. The participants were trained by all four facilitators who were trained during the training of trainers (TOT) on feminism, national and international laws and policies, and human rights mechanisms that took place in Kathmandu last month.
The main objectives of the training are as follows:
- Build the capacity of women with disabilities at the local level.
- Strengthen grassroots campaigning by the TOT participants by organizing training on feminism and legal literacy in the community.
- Expand the programs and activities of Access Planet by establishing formal or informal networks of the organization in different provinces.
Ms. Jyotsana Prajapati, Program Manager of Access Planet began the training by welcoming the participants to the training hall. She then led them to introduce themselves along with pointing out the agendas and format of the training. Alongside Gargi Nepal, the President of Access Planet explained the organization and its details to the participants. The participants dived into a range of sessions related to the topic that could help them gain enough information about the related topics as they were getting trained by various trainers who are trained in the related fields along with the assistance of Ms. Jyotsana and Ms. Gargi from the organization.
The primary outcomes of the training are listed in points as follows:
- 20 participants from Koshi province were provided with knowledge on gender, feminism, and law.
- Empowerment of grassroots women with disabilities has strengthened the grassroots movement.
- Strengthened relationships with women with disabilities in the province by establishing formal or informal networks.