The Gender mainstreaming committee are  priviledged to partake a training workshop on Gender Mainstreaming at Work Place. The workshop which was organized by the Performance Contracting office in conjunction with the administration, will run from 2nd February 2021 and end on 5th  February 2021 and aims to equip the team on integrating Gender at the institute. The Facilitators of the Training was Linda Madegwa from  Uasin Gishu County Department of Gender , Consultant John Okere and Consultant Susan Kwamboka

The Workshop was officially opened by Florah Mosop,  the Deputy Principal Administration on behalf of the Principal who was at then on official duties.  She reiterated that We need to balance the Gender Mainstreaming issues to oscillate with both the male and female in the Society and that as RVTTI, we need to Live by the Gender mainstreaming values.

Madam Florah Mosop, Deputy Administration addressing the Gender Mainstreaming Committee during the Opening Session

 

The deputy principal administration stated that she expected a Vibrant  gender mainstreaming committee that will come up with action plans to steer head strategies for Gender at the institute which will also include sensitization as well as psychosocial support and  gender audits. All departments will also be required to keep data aimed to assist in gender mainstreaming Decisions.

Some of the key highlights of the workshop were the 12 actions of the Beijing Platform with a brief overview of women empowerment, Poverty eradication and access to decision making powers.

The Areas training included:

  • Overview of Gender Mainstreaming
  • Gender Concepts
  • Gender Stereotypes and how it affects workplace.
  • Gender issues at Work place
  • Steps to Gender Mainstreaming
  • Enabling Environment for Gender Mainstreaming
  • Legislative framework for Gender Mainstreaming
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence

The meeting was officially Closed by the Principal, Mr. Isaac Bwambok who stated there was  need to act and put the gender mainstreaming issues into practice. He reiterated that he expects the committee to come up with a policy as soon as possible. The committee were very grateful for the opportunity and thanked the Principal on behalf of the Administration

The 12 Beijing critical areas were also part of the key highlights of the gender mainstreaming training which  include:

  • Women and poverty
  • Education and training of women
  • Women and health
  • Violence against women
  • Women in power and decision-making
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women and the economy
  • Institutional mechanisms
  • Human rights of women
  • Women and the media
  • Women and the environment
  • The girl child

 

 

Take a look at some of the efforts on each of the 12 Beijing critical areas of concern at https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw59/feature-stories