ZOA, YMCA Hold Gender Training for Staff


Facilitator listens to participants during the YMCA, ZOA Gender Training

A two -day gender training for YMCA and ZOA staff began on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at the YMCA National Headquarters in Monrovia.

Twenty six participants from ZOA, YMCA and Young African Gender Equality and Stereotypes Initiatives (YAGESI) are attending the training. The focal point of the training is on gender transformative approaches at project level for ZOA and YMCA staff involved in the Peace and Reconciliation through Community Dialogue (PRCD) project.

The-training also focused on gender transformative approaches at project level for PRCD project staff as well as staff awareness, position and perspective on gender issues; awareness on gender effects of the project and the application by staff.

The training will also look at Gender introduction, gender and gender equality Gender Based Violence situation in the work context and the four responses as well as the guiding principles and how the project can work to address the issue of Gender Based Violence in the project work places.    

YMCA and ZOA are collaborating to implement Peace Building and Reconciliation through Community Dialogues: Strengthening Social Cohesion and Civic Trust in Five Counties, in 8 locations in West Point, Robertsport, Sinje, Ganta, Yekepa, Unification town, Kakata and Zorzor.

In line with Sweden’s Strategy for Development Cooperation for Liberia (2016-20), focusing on vulnerable communities in five counties, and using the proven methodology of community based sociotherapy. This project is designed to create safe spaces where meaningful reconciliation can take place and in which social cohesion and intergroup harmony can be fostered.

The project has also increased cooperation and civic trust between communities, civil society and government through facilitating positive and inclusive encounters and dialogue.

Participants at the YMCA, ZOA Gender Training 

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