By Mesay Tilahun
Gender and inclusive mainstreaming are some of the core cross cutting issues Dire Dawa Polytechnic College is implementing to minimize the gender gap.
In this regard, the College Gender Unit in collaboration with the EASTRIP Social Safeguard and Gender Inclusive Specialist provided capacity building training on Gender-Based-Violence (GBV) for 59 the College’s women staff.
The objective of the training was to strengthen awareness of all DDPTC women’s academic and administrative staff on concepts of Gender- Based-Violence in the forms and types of GBV in the TVET College. From the training the participants clearly identified the causes and consequences of Gender-Based-violence in TVET College and how to prevent the victims of GBV in the college with legal aspects.
In addition to this, the training provided a clear understanding on what is Gender, Gender Equality and Gender Equity. It also helps to clearly understand the negative impact of Gender inequality in the TVET specially on the teaching-learning process. In general, the overall objectives of the training are to stop or minimize Gender-Base-Violence caused due to gender-power inequality in the TVET College.
The Writer is EASTRIP Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist