Gender Equity Training of Trainers (GE ToT)

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September 14, 2012


Dear Friends and Colleagues:


Greetings from the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs!


This is to follow-up our invitation for participation to the scheduled Training of Trainers in Gender Mainstreaming to be held on 13-18 November in Jakarta, Indonesia. This schedule includes arrival and departure.

With regards expected participants, the APAY encourage participation of potential trainers as earlier communicated and possibly volunteers and staff at executive levels. With this, we hope that there will be appropriate follow-up to carry the program forward at national and local levels. For easy reference and follow the program process, we are sharing the attached documents. Profile of the participants will also be requested to be forwarded to us along with the registration form.


Thanking you again for your understanding and consideration.


Very truly yours,


Kohei Yamada
General Secretary

Eloisa Dkha Borreo
Executive Secretary for Programmes


GE ToT Mainstreaming Objectives 2012 GE ToT Mainstreaming Objectives 2012 (Filesize: 84.2 KB)
GE ToT Workshop Participants Profile Form GE ToT Workshop Participants Profile Form (Filesize: 61.2 KB)
GE ToT Mainstreaming Program Schedule 2012 GE ToT Mainstreaming Program Schedule 2012 (Filesize: 129 KB)



Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs
Gender Equity Committee
Training of Trainers
November 13-18, 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia


I. Introduction:

With a vision to encourage and develop more women into leadership positions of both lay and staff in the YMCAs thus promote gender mainstreaming, justice, equity and equality within YMCAs and the communities it works with, the committee has been mandated to implement the outlined plan approved by the Executive Committee during its March 2012 meeting. Initially, the Training of Trainers intends to invite committed women and men leaders in the YMCA to attend and participate to the series of trainings with the end in view on having these trained lay and staff to be trainers and advocates on gender causes as promoted by the YMCA at local, national and regional levels. It is the hope of this program that those who will be sent to this training by their respective YMCAs will return and serve as trainers in YMCAs training events and opportunities integrating a gender sensitivity/awareness component in most, if not all of its training and program events, i.e. youth empowerment as change agents, green ambassadors, alternative tourism, peace and justice program responses, global citizenship education and the community action youth-led responses and in the YMCA workplaces.

Following this training of trainers, it is expected that an on-line curriculum may also be developed as a follow through to the learning experiences the participants initially gained, address other training needs/concerns and to encourage other interested members to sign in and participate in the on line sessions that will be developed during the training of trainers. Training needs assessment will be sent soon after receiving the names of participants from respective movements to validate the training curriculum as designed for prospective YMCA trainers on Gender mainstreaming.

II. Objectives:

  • Prepare participants to be effective learner, sharer, trainer on gender mainstreaming, equity, equality and justice;
  • Help and guide participants to re-examine different factors that influence and conditions the minds of people that contributes to the perpetuation of gender role stereotyping, to include family, education, history, religion, culture, politics, business, etc., and to identify the YMCA with a common perspective in realizing the goal of gender equity and equality;
  • Enable participants to develop educational materials, train trainers to help in capacitating its leaders and staff to become committed advocates in helping establish a culture gender sensitive organization;
  • Equip the participants to develop training modules/program for use within YMCAs capacity building and continued training and development on gender mainstreaming.

III. Learning Components and Strategies:

  1. Inputs/presentations on the Overview on the contemporary realities of gender inequity/inequality in societies
  2. Theological YMCA Perspective on Gender Justice
  3. Conceptual Framework:
    1. Gender Sensitivity de-briefing exercises
    2. Definition: Sex and Gender
    3. Roles (Division)
  4. Context of Women/Gender Issues in Asia and Pacific societies
    1. Issues (the multiple burden, violence against women, etc.)
    2. Gender and work, the roles of history, culture, religion, media, law, education, families and many others.
    3. Gender analysis
  5. Workshops, Sharing and panel presentation on YMCA realities on gender and women issues and the YMCAs good practices/programs and responses
  6. The call to respond to gender mainstreaming: Review/reflections on statements and documents
  7. Response Planning, discussions and Curriculum development
  8. Field Exposure/reflections
  9. Synthesis/recommendations

IV. Expected Outcome:

  1. The participants are expected to open up and de-learn/unlearn some of the socially-constructed perceptions, concepts, myths and ideas about gender issues and concerns;
  2. To enable the participants gain new understanding and insights about gender inequity, inequality and the overarching structure that helps perpetuate such condition and prevents or slowdown the gender mainstreaming process in various domains;
  3. The participants are expected to begin the process of internalization, thus, they are motivated to be advocates and sharer about the learning experience;
  4. Developed training/education sessions framework /module for YMCA members.

V. Criteria for nomination/selection of Participants:

The national movements are requested to nominate participants in decision-making level and someone who may have related experience on Gender/Women program implementation. A balance on gender and youth should also be considered.

VI. Participation Fees and Subsidies:

There will be limited travel and participation subsidies for national movements who are in financial difficulty. The Participation fee will be US $150 and a Registration fee of US$ 50.00 inclusive of green fund is mandatory to all participants including those who will receive subsidies.

VII. The venue will be in Wisma GPIB-Immanuel, Central, Jakarta, Indonesia.

VIII. Date of Training of Trainers: November 13-18, 2012, including arrival and departure.

IX. Deadline for submission of participants and filled-up forms will be on 15 October 2012.