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Gender Equality Training Programme for Children

Gender equality training programme focuses on building gender awareness by recognizing negative impact of gender stereotypes and inequalities. Main objective of this programme is to facilitate children for self –reflection. Shirakat has adapted a manual for Trainers on Gender Equity Movement in Schools by International Center for Research on Women, Mumbai, India.

Shirakat has initiated this gender equality programme for children in schools (2 private and 1 government) of Rawal Town, Islamabad. Children from class 7th ,8th ,9th,and 10th have been enrolled in this programme. Shirakat facilitators conduct sessions with children once in a week. This programme started in April 2013.