San Jose Koop towards a Gender-Sensitivity Cooperative
by Richard E. Avena
In many developing countries, women are viewed as second-class citizens. Even though women often have a heavier workload as caretakers of the home, they have very little influence or authority in their house and communities. This unbalanced societal power often leads to fewer opportunities for women for education and work, and can also lead to domestic abuse.
The San Jose Koop In-House Gender Sensitivity Seminar program is designed to open up communications between the sexes to bring mutual understanding and respect for each other’s roles. It was attended by all of the officers and management staff, and was conducted in three batches, on June 9, 16, and 24, 2017 at the San Jose Koop Raiffeissen Training Hall. This GSS was facilitated by the BOD Vice Chair and Edcom Chair Richard E. Avena, an accredited facilitator of the Civil Service Commission Civil Service Institute for Gender Sensitivity Training, from which the CSI GSS module was also adopted.
It was a day of insights, learning, fun and games. Highlight of the one-day training was a film showing of “Ang Mga Babae sa Ating Buhay” and the discussion on the Manifestations of Gender Bias. Participants also have a chance to share experiences on how gender has affected their lives. The participants felt more open to each other after the said GSS and expectedly, more policies on Gender and Development will be formulated and a thorough GAD Plan will be adopted for the officers, management and staff and also our members and the community towards a gender-sensitive cooperative.
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