SheLeads Project 1 Activities
Contents of conventions, Laws and policies that address women’s right, protection from violence and harmful practices have been discussed and the implementation of these Laws and policies in Ethiopian context were questioned by young girls.
NMWEO conducted training on assertiveness and negotiation skills. Thus, participants (female) attended and gained practical skills such as self-awareness; self-esteem and self-assertiveness were presented and exercised in self-expressing practice, Group work, discussion and storytelling
Discussions to promote positive gender norms conducted (i.e., indivisible labor involvement, valuing domestic women’s domestic work and sharing burden) The division of labor in Gender role, problems to share burden and transform our perspectives.
Life skills such as self-awareness, self-esteem and self-assertiveness, skills for decision making and difficulties in decision making based on education, marriage and occupation has been discussed and presented. Conflict resolution techniques and eliminating constructed negative norms and promoting positive values were also been raised and discussed among the participants.
Social norms/culture and attitudes have an impact towards gender roles and perspective. The roles of community leaders and role models in combating negative norms and promoting positive ones were outlined. Thus, the participants are expected to include the GYW in decision related tasks.
School-parent-student collaboration and interaction to realize meaningful participation of GYW and Roles of schools to equip GYW with decision making skills was presented and discussed. Local institutions and how they can be influenced by teachers, parents were also sketched. This activity aimed at improving the responsibilities and mainstreaming of the issues of GYW by influencing informal decision-makers.
School-parent-student collaborated and interacted and also meaningful participation of GYW was observed on advocacy of empowering and mainstreaming on Girls and young women (GYW).
63(87%) female and 9(13%) males participated as the content promotion of the efforts of girls and young women movement. Asking what empowerment means and areas of improvement identifying constraints to GYW empowerment and possible solution to eradicate these constraints.
The 72 of the GYW are those who participated in the joint discussion and their attitudes have been improved in the discussion and they got experience, knowledge and they are going to be active role players for women participation and in women activism in their school, associations and preventive committee.
The participants in the discussion presented their weaknesses and strengths in the session in form of a group discussion. Some Participants of the discussion were interviewed after the event and they said it was enlightening and very relevant. Especially the girls who were from high schools in the two Sub-cities were able to acquire motivation to pursue leadership as a career when they grow up.
52 females (65%) and 28 (35%) males participated presentation and discussion followed on GYW issues like women’s rights violation, violence in different forms, empowerment and representation and participation. During the discussion, they archived joint learning and share their experience for better representation and to get space for lauding their voice.
The 52 of the GYW are those who participated in the joint discussion and their attitudes have improved in the discussion they got experience, knowledge and they are going to be active role players for women’s participation and in women’s activism in their school, associations and preventive committee.
32 female and 8 male participants come from GYW from school, parents from school community as they are active participants in parents-teachers unions in school and role models from different sub-city women associations, schools and violence preventive committee.
Some Participants were interviewed after the event and they said it was enlightening and very relevant. Especially the parents and teachers got important clues to raise and protect the children particularly in school and related problems. They listened to the GYW representatives present their problems (schooling and the burdens of domestic work), and the notion that create inferiority on house.
Total of 20 participants attended the meeting from School principal, GYW representatives of six high schools, sub-city gender experts and women associations. 13 female and 7 men were participated at the event. Some Participants were interviewed after the event and they said it was enlightening and very relevant. They discussed the importance of GYW clubs, engagement of volunteers in school to protect violence and reduce and fight actions that let girls difficult to schooling and create problems.