Group Photo of MToT on “Facilitation Manual of Promoting Gender Transformative Dialogues”, photo taken by Ms. Bina Rasaili

The Master Training of Trainers on “Facilitation Manual of Promoting Gender Transformative Dialogues” was organized from 19th March – 23rd March, 2023 in Sauraha, Chitwan. The training was jointly organized by all consortium partners of story-telling initiatives in technical and funding support from UN-Women and Government of Finland. The training was facilitate by Rain Barrel Communication.

The main objectives of the training was to enhance knowledge and skills of the project team, district trainers on training modules and different facilitation tools. The training manuals comprises twelve sessions that includes; Human rights and social inclusion, power, discrimination and interlink age, social norms, gender discrimination and gender norms, privileges and hierarchy, gender roles and going deeper into discriminations etc. The training was facilitated using different methods and techniques like; personal reflection exercises like; famous me, life river, flower power, I am template; group work exercises, games: power walk and Bingo etc.

All together there were 26 participants from all four project consortium partners from five project districts. Some key reflections and group exercises from the trainings;

“The real scenario helps to identify the real problems of the community and also provide the solutions. Power walk exercise not only help them to understand the power of each character but also the discrimination and privileged they have with the given characters.” _ Laxmi B.K SHGs volunteers from Bhajani, Kailali.

“While addressing different vulnerable groups needs in the name of inclusion the most important factors that enables the confident and capacity is environment they are given. The behavior of elected representatives/political leaders in the decision making tables not only affects the decision but also discourage dalits women leaders or leaders from marginalized communities.” – Gaura Nepali, Founder President of CDWN. 


“In the name of social norm’s community people are suffering from different forms of violence and discriminations. We have our own biasness therefore while working with SHGs/community we must be conscious of our biases and treat people with dignity.”_ Sarita Diyali, FEDO District President Doti.