Staff Training on Gender, Women Violence, Livelihood and Producer Group

A two days staff training on gender, violence against women, livelihood and producer group was organised at Disha Campus on July 14 and 15, 2017. Around 20 people participated in it. The programme began with an organisational song and all the participants introducing themselves.

Director of Disha KN Tiwari addressed the participants and informed them that this training would be very important and fruitful for them. He asked the participants to understand everything about producer group and women empowerment and implement it in their field.

Tasneem, programme coordinator, said that for strengthening SHGs it was important to organise regular meetings, documentation, loan repayment and awareness of other social issues. She shared information about rating and grading of SHGs and MIS.

P Ram, programme coordinator, shared important information on forming a producer group. He informed that a producer group could play an important role in economic empowerment. A producer company could have 800 to more than 2,000 members and could do more than 20 different kinds of work and it can do more business that a cooperative society. A person who has done MBA is selected as its officer. A license from agriculture department is needed for a producer company and it is compulsory to elect 9 to 11 board members.

Shahin Praveen, resource person, spoke on violence against women, gender equality, security of women and equal rights. She informed the participants about honour killings, female foeticide, gender discrimination and violence against women. She said that women faced two kinds of discriminations, natural and social. While natural discrimination could not be changed, social discrimination could be eradicated by providing equal rights to women.