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National leadership training for women with disabilities

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES
2008

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The is the report of a national training in leadership skills. It was part of a project focusing on empowering women with disabilities in south Asia. The training aimed to develop their understanding of the concept of leadership and strengthen their skills at an individual, a group and an organisational level to enable them to advocate more effectively for the rights of women with disabilities

Traning report

2008

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This training of trainers brought together 23 participants from nine countries - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, of which the majority were disabled women. It accompanies a training manual to help facilitate cascade training at a national level and through other disabled women's organisations not invovled in the original project

The effect of a livelihoods intervention in an urban slum in India : do vocational counseling and training alter the attitudes and behaviour of adolescent girls?

MENSCH, Barbara S
et al
2004

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This paper examines whether an experimental intervention for girls aged 14-19 that provided reproductive health information, vocational counseling and training, and assistance with opening savings accounts in slum areas of Allahabad in Uttar pradesh, India, had an effect on their attitudes and behaviours. A quasi-experimental pre- and post-test design was used in which adolescent girls were compared with girls of the same age residing in control-area slums. Although the livelihoods program was acceptable to parents and feasible to implement, the project had only a minimal impact on the behaviour and attitudes of adolescent girls taking part in the project. Girls exposed to the intervention were significantly more likely to have knowledge of safe spaces, be a member of a group, score higher on the social skills index, be informed about reproductive health, and spend time on leisure activities than were the matched control respondents. No effect was found on gender role attitudes, mobility, self-esteem, work expectations, or on number of hours visiting friends, performing domestic chores, or engaging in labour market work

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