Groundtruths webinar: Innovations and good practices in the empowerment of women
On May 12, 2020, BCCIC will host a Groundtruths webinar: Innovations and good practices in the empowerment of women, featuring case studies from Justice Education Society and CW4WAfghan:
INNOVATION AND GOOD PRACTICES IN THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
Case Studies of the work of CW4WAfghan and Justice Education Society
May 12, 2020
Join the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) to learn about the innovative work in the empowerment of women of two organizations, working in Afghanistan and Guatemala respectively. Presenters will share their case studies, lessons learned, and recommendations for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment drawn from the experience of implementing the programs highlighted in the case studies.
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) works to advance education for Afghan girls, women and their families, and to engage Canadians in this effort. The case study that will be shared during the webinar is on their program Afghanistan Reads! Afghanistan Lowalee! which responds to the exceptionally low literacy rates among Afghan women through a program that uses evidence from cutting edge literacy education research to develop literacy skills, promotes family literacy, and fosters independent, lifelong learning by combining literacy classes with small libraries for female adult literacy students. The program also supports teachers to improve literacy pedagogy and adopt librarianship practices into their teaching, and includes an intensive coaching program for literacy teachers focused on reading promotion. Further, it integrates life skills education across the curriculum, giving women access to practical, hands-on information relevant to their immediate needs, on topics such as First Aid, child health, nutrition, and rights.
Justice Education Society (JES) works to improve the capacity of judges, prosecutors and law enforcement authorities, to prevent and respond to violence against women. Through their Guatemalan Institutional Justice Strengthening project, they work to develop and strengthen tools and procedures for the immediate response to missing women; promote interdepartmental and multi-stakeholder coordination; and raise awareness on the Isabel-Claudina Alert for Missing Women. As a result of their work, a systematic response has been developed for cross-departmental coordination at a local level, institutions have become more responsive, and awareness is growing for the Isabel-Claudina Alert, which ultimately builds greater confidence in the justice system, empowering women to report gender-based violence.
You can register here.