Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) conducted Midterm Refresher T.oT. under the project of National Coordinator for Bar Council/Association Engagement/Sub- Grant cycle 8 of Gender Equity Program of Aurat Foundation (with the support of USAID) from 12th July to 14th July 2016 for five GEP partners of Baluchistan (CTE, Association for Integrated Development, Social Justice and Development Institute, Taraqee Foundation) and Sindh (Centre for Peace and Justice Pakistan) at Social Development Enterprise Quetta.
The total numbers of participants were 09; where 02 participants were from Sindh, the rest were from Baluchistan. Out of which, 03 were women and the rest 06 were men. This was a follow up training of trainers to review the experiences, addressing the issues encountered during the practice phase and reinforces the trainer’s capacities. Project managers, coordinator and lawyers of partner organizations, and their trainers were involved in the midterm T.o.T. training.
A cascade approach known as a “training of trainers” (TOT) is used in this training. In the TOT framework, a facilitator trains a group of trainers, who then have to train further trainees. The TOT is typically provided over the course of 3 days. Participants practice playing the different role and present short lessons to small groups. Following these practice teaching sessions, they receive detailed feedback on their performance. Skills practice method was used for more than half of the duration of the training. Adhering to these principles enables participants to immerse themselves in the technical content of the training and gives them multiple opportunities to practice their training skills, receive feedback, and make adjustments in a realistic classroom setting. The three days training was delivered by Ms. Khadija Ali on following contents:
Pro Women Laws;
Gender, gender concepts, and legal approaches to equality;
International legal instruments and obligations related to women’s rights;
Family and Minority Laws including Qisas and Diyat.