On May 4-5, 2020 a two-day training on the topic “Gender Guidance, Gender Equality, Women’s Economic Empowerment” was organized for teachers from the Goris State Agricultural College and ANAU Sisian branch in the scopes of “VET development in Syunik marz” project. The project is being implemented by “Strategic Development Agency” NGO in partnership with HAFL (the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences of the Bern University of Applied Sciences) and with the support of Swiss organization HEKS/EPER.
The training was conducted on the online platform via Zoom video communication tool due to the situation of quarantine officially announced to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
The gender equality training was aimed at making the participants more aware of the relevance of gender in their work and supporting them to identify the necessary tools to be used when mainstreaming gender.
Throughout the first day of the training, participants learnt the topic and adjacent notions, were explained the purpose of gender program orientation, presented the requirements of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) which went along with the training games. The second day of the training was mainly oriented towards the need for self-recognition and self-empowerment of women accompanied by practical exercises as well.
The training was summed up emphasizing the advantages of the empowerment of women and the rise of their role in the society.