Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST)
Government of Bihar initiative supported by Department for International Development, UK


WDC sensitises teachers on gender issues

Patna: The recently held gender sensitisation training for teachers in Patna got an enthusiastic response from the participants. The training to reorient teachers on gender issues under the Gender Equity Movement in School programme was organised by the Women Development Corporation (WDC) on 2-4 March, 2016.

The participants were mostly teachers from all the 38 districts of Bihar who had received prior training related to Gender Equity Movement in Schools and staff from WDC. The training started with the distribution of pre-test sheets and setting of rules regarding time management and discipline.

After Rupesh Kumar Sinha, Programme Director, WDC, opened the workshop proceedings, Mohd Ezaz Ahmad, Project Manager, WDC, gave an overview of the collaboration between WDC and the Education Department.  The objective and the background of the programme were explained by Madhuri Das of the Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST). The first day closed with presentations on gender issues, gender stereotyping, patriarchy, division of labour in society etc.

On the second day, the training focused on gender, power and human relationships. Dr Seema Kumari from WDC spoke on gender-based violence, gender privileges and restrictions and the power play in relationships.

The highlight of the last day was Krishna Mohan Sinha’s talk on how assertive communication skills can help in emotional management along with violence and conflict management.