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The Oxfam Gender Training Manual

By Suzanne Williams
ISBN: 9780855982676
This comprehensive approach to gender training in development encompasses work on gender awareness-raising and gender analysis at the individual, community and global level. An important reference source for development agency trainers and academics.

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  • Synopsis
    This comprehensive approach to gender training in development encompasses work on gender awareness-raising and gender analysis at the individual, community and global level. An important reference source for development agency trainers and academics. This is a large, comprehensive manual that acknowledges the work of the gender trainers throughout the world who have developed the material. It contains everything you need to know to organise, run and evaluate group workshops on gender, with many practical exercises. Important concepts are explained at the beginning, such as defining gender and its relation to other issues. There are excellent guidelines for the facilitators: key issues, the seven steps of planning and running the training, are all explained. There is also guidance in preparing further case studies. The manual is made up of activities, handouts and facilitator's notes on the following broad areas: * Training techniques - suggests and explains a wide range of ideas and methods such as icebreakers and exercises to use when participants are tired or to encourage group feeling; * Getting started - looks at introductions, expectations, and sharing experience; * Gender awareness - building gender- and self-awareness, analysing roles and needs; * Gender and global issues - conflict, environment and culture; * Working with women and men- listening and working to include women; * Communicating gender, strategies for change and evaluation - images of gender, introducing gender to our organisations and creative evaluation. The book is written in a straightforward way. There is a guide to the manual to help readers find their way around. The index gives the title of the activity, timing and details of handouts needed. Handouts can be copied and there is a reference section of addresses, resources and further reading. The book is aimed at NGO staff with some experience in running workshops, and experienced gender trainers.
  • Table of Contents
    A1) A guide to this manual 
    A2) Key concepts 
    B) Facilitators' guidlines 
    C1) Training techniques, ice breakers and energisers 

    C2) Getting Started
    1) Introductions
    Meanings of names • Admiring the opposite sex  • Sharing our experiences of gender • Who am i - Where do i come from? • Life Story
    2) Expectations
    Expectations, hopes and fears • Ground rules • Introduction to the workshop • Objective jigsaw
    3) Sharing work experience
    Sharing work experience
    4) Consensus on development
    What is development? • Community development • The liberator 

    C3) Gender awareness and self awareness
    1) Building gender awareness
    Choosing the sex of your child • 'My organisation is a male/female organisation' • What is gender? • A baby is born • Gender circles • Choose your spots • The two baskets
    2) Self-awareness for men and women
    World upside down • Millie's mother's red dress • A Hindu story • What are male and female stereotypes? • Stereotypes: self-disclosure • Breaking the chain • Man to Man • Feminist poker • Becoming a man • Violence against women • Rape

    C4) Gender roles and needs
    The story of joan and john • Quiz on roles and activities of women and men • Myths about women and men, and their effects • The 24-hour day • Analysing roles and needs • Balloons: practical and strategic gender needs

    C5) Women in the World
    Women in our countries • Facts about women and men

    C6) Gender and development
    Wrong assumptions • Statements and policy approaches • Empowerment and participation • Visions of empowerment • Finding the balance • Development and relief: common elements

    C7) Gender-sensitive appraisal and planning
    Analytical framework • Moser method • The Harvard framework • Comparison methods • Longwe Methods • Mapping for Mars • Bangladesh maps • Checklists • Design a project • Case studies • Using case studies • Mwea rice scheme • Mini case studies • Woman in a Sudanese refugee camp

    C8) Gender and Global issues
    1) Gender and conflict
    The impact of conflict • Drawing lessons from case studies • Capacities and vulnerabilities analysis • Timeline • Debate on gender and conflict
    2) Gender and environment
    Gender and environment myths • Downstream effects • Drawing livelihoods
    3) Gender and economic crisis
    Structural adjustments • The debt web • The Shamba and Mama Florence
    4) Gender and culture
    A cautionary tale • Creation story • Chains that bind us

    C9) Working with women and men
    1) Listening
    Distortion of message • Listening skills • Listening to women • Did you know she knows a lot?
    2) Working with women and men
    Working to include women • Working with women and men on gender • Village meeting role play • Working with partners on gender • Finding out about women • positive action

    C10) Communication gender
    Images • Representing communities we work with • What do you want to say? • Critique of materials • Construct an image • Publicity design

    C11) Strategies for change
    Preparing for planning • Vision • Sculpture: What needs to change? • Maseno West: impact evalution • Setting priorities • Introducing gender to our organisation s • SWOT analysis • Recommendations for integrating gender • Action plans

    C12) Evaluations
    Individual responses • Creative evaluation • Mountain monitoring and evaluation • Trio evaluation • Evaluation questionnaire

    1. Background reading
    2. Training resources
    3. Gender and development training resources
    4. Videos
    5. Organisations and networks
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author Suzanne Williams
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 648
    Format Spiral bound
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