Nepal Disabled Women Group, Kathmandu has conducted 5 days ToT on 22nd November 2021 at Hotel View Point, Pokhara, Gandaki Province to reduce the violence against women with Disabilities. 25 Participants participated in the training where 13 persons in training was women with Disabilities and 12 was representative of local stakeholders. Including Deputy Mayor of Barpak , Sulikot. Participants were from different 4 districts (Kaski, Lamjung, Tanahu and Gorkha). Training was facilitated by different expert and specialist where Ms. Tika Dahal, Chairperson with Ms. Meena Paudel, General Secretary of NDWA and other 3 guest facilitator. GESI Expert Ms. Sarita Dahal, Legal Officer of Kaski district Mr. Mohan Kafle and Executive Director of Kopila Nepal, Ms. Bina Silwal successfully conducted the training. The training conducted in Participatory approach with various methods where participants participated in interactive and enthusiastically at a program.
The session started with pair introduction to join two different papers, written sexual and violence where participant has to search their pair to give full introduction and knowledge on the subject of sexual violence. Drama was also a part of the training which clearly shows political violence, Economic violence, Educational violence, etc. Participants prepared an action plan in different topics, orientation on Educational and Social violence for women with disabilities violence against women, Psychosocial issues at communities, interaction about gender based violence, gender and disability related violence, behaviors of community towards disability. They committed for one-day orientation after completion of the training to their respective units. Posttest shows participants knowledge increased by 22% after the training certificate provided to all participants of five days ToT.
Inspiration of the training.
Gori Darji from Myagdi district woman of deprived Dalit community, woman with disabilities was the inspiration of the training. Whole community discouraged her and being from Dalit family she has faced so many obstacles during her career. But her progressive nature motivated her to be an example. To prove herself at society and she proved it by being elected woman representative. This has inspired her whole Dalit Community including woman with disabilities not to stop dreaming of a beautiful future.