Anti-discrimination training

  • The Foundation offers training workshops on gender issues for workers and social workers
  • Each representative is responsible for mediating discrimination against women in her village and learn to manage all kinds of problems
The work of the workers and social workers from the Vicente Ferrer Foundation (FVF) to be close to the people who need it most. In the district of Anantapur, where isolation and illiteracy contribute to the perpetration of macho customs, workers network established by the organization is especially around women.
Training in gender and equality of workers is essential to address discrimination of women. Sakunthala is responsible for the shelter for battered women Foundation. It is responsible for training members of the Social Committee by dynamics that promote reflection to learn to detect and solve cases of gender violence. "From childhood we are taught how to behave according to our sex. The education we receive separates us, "explained Sakunthala those attending one of the courses. "Our responsibility as social workers is to reverse this trend, so we need you. Alone we can not. "
Periodically, 50 employees of the Foundation (two women per man) conducted the workshop consisting of informative and practical sessions. They talk about the obstacles that women face in rural India and how to delete forever. Deal with cases of domestic violence, alcoholism, dowry, child marriage, dropouts, abortion and inbreeding, among others.
One of the most revealing dynamics is the discussion group. Attendees form small teams to share their experience. One woman explained how, through his work and the support of the Foundation, a young woman who wanted to commit suicide after the death of her husband managed social reintegration.
Sakunthala emphasizes the importance of working locally, get in touch with people and talk quietly. Encouraged to be alert, since he believes that if something happens in the village soon someone will talk about it. Also advises that if you ever are in such a complicated situation that does not know how to solve it, go to those with more experience FVF. Together they form a network of prevention and action that calls for the full implementation of the human rights of women. "With one hand raised, we can not make noise. But if each and all got the two we can. We need as many hands as possible, "she says.
The gender discrimination results from the patriarchal society that is reflected in all spheres of national life. Indian men occupy a position of power over women and exercise authority as head of the family. Sakunthala the sentence: "Women are taught to clean and cook, to be worthy to society. They, in turn, learn how to be brave and make decisions based on responsibility. "
The poster hanging on the classroom blackboard, under the watchful gaze of all workers, graphically exposes a reality that must change urgently, while the woman stays at home and youngest daughter clean the dishes, the man goes to work taking son to school. No one is alert, everyone recognizes that everyday scene in the villages of Andhra Pradesh. In all countries of the world women are still exposed to patriarchal oppression. However, in countries like India, the degree of dominance is much more evident.


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