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Gender Training held at SMSSS, Shimoga

On 9 th February 2024 Gender Training was conducted at SMSSS, Shimoga. 50 participants from 14 partner organizations were present. The initiative aimed to promote gender sensitivity and equality within the electoral process of a prominent federation. It encompassed a series of gender training sessions designed for the participants, culminating in the federation. The program started at 10:00 am with the prayer song by MSSS, Bhadravathi team followed by an introduction by Rev. Fr. Richard Pais, Director KROSS. Rev. Fr. Clifford Roshan Pinto, Director SMSSS and Rev. Fr. Dr. Abraham Areeparambil. Director MSSS addressed the gathering on the gender based issues. The training program began with the lighting of the lamp by Most Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao SJ, President, KROOSS and other dignitaries along with few Women representatives from partner organizations.

The primary objectives of the initiative were to enhance awareness of gender issues among all the participants and to increase the representation of underrepresented genders within the federation.

A series of gender trainings were conducted for the participants by Most Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao SJ, President KROSS. The sessions covered topics such as gender sensitivity, unconscious bias, and the importance of diverse representation in leadership. The training employed a mix of presentations and interactive sessions.

To assess the impact of the gender training, a monitoring and evaluation framework was implemented. Participants reported a significant increase in their understanding of gender issues and expressed a commitment to incorporating gender sensitivity within their federation. The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr. Stanley Coordinator, SAMPADA