UNEVOC moderated discussion on Women and TVET

womenandtvet.jpg (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/e-Forum_WomenAndTVET_2012.pdf) Bonn, 8 March 2012
Today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. First celebrated over 100 years ago, International Women’s Day has grown into a global celebration of past struggles and accomplishments of women, and more importantly an opportunity to look ahead to the potential and opportunities that await future generations of women. This year's International Women's Day is dedicated to the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.

In this context, we are pleased to share the final synthesis report on the 'women and TVET' discussion moderated by Dr. Helga Foster that took place from 5 to 15 December 2011.

The report has summarized the various contributions from the participants and provided lessons learnt and future recommendations. The report concludes that TVET is generally gender-biased, and that there is an urgent need for structural changes to eliminate barriers for women in TVET. The participating TVET experts provided recommendations for basic structural changes in the training for trainers (advocating more female teachers and trainers), curriculum development, changing teaching methods, improved classroom and workplace atmospheres, and the greater involvement of males in traditional female fields of TVET.

Read the complete report here: Final synthesis report (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/e-Forum_WomenAndTVET_2012.pdf)

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