Training of CoG Secretariat on Gender Mainstreaming At the Workplace.
The Council of Governors Secretariat underwent a two day training on Gender Mainstreaming at the workplace. The training was organized by UN Women as part of the ongoing Gender Audit at the Council of Governors answering the CoG’s need for a Gender Policy.
The staff were sensitized on the difference between comparable concepts like sex and gender and the difference between sex roles and gender roles. The staff were able to identify their gender roles in terms of the work they do on a daily basis both at home and at work, being able to identify and classify them accordingly.
The Secretariat also learnt how to identify signs of gender blindness and gender awareness with the facilitator, Ellyjoy Masila from UN Women, reiterating the need for all members of the staff to be gender aware at work.
It was discussed that gender analysis at the workplace should be geared towards evidence-driven integration for it to work successfully. The staff were taken through a session of understanding and the application of gender analysis tools to planning and programming which highlighted the gains that the Secretariat would have with the adaptation of the Gender Policy.
The training which was held at the Safari Park Hotel proved beneficial to the staff as they were all eager to have the Gender Policy put in place at the secretariat for the advancement of Gender Equality and Gender Equity.