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International Training of Trainers, Karachi


International Training of Trainers

Aurat Foundation, in collaboration with the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP), organized a week long 2nd national Training of Trainers (ToT), from September 11-16, 2013, at Karachi.  The participants were selected from diverse fronts, both regionally and locally, including two participants from Afghanistan.  Most of the participants, having already attended the 1st training, were acquainted with the two training manuals i.e.  ‘Leading to Choices’ and ‘Leading to Action’.

The post-ToT sessions started with the welcome note by Dr Masuma Hasan, President, Board of Governors, Aurat Foundation. She focused on the partnership between WLP and Aurat Foundation. RabeeaHadi , national manager Aurat Foundation and Focal Person of WLP in Pakistan, introduced the Pakistan chapter of training of training (ToT), its methodology and objectives. Ms  Mahnaz Rahman, Resident Director, Aurat Foundation, Karachi office, delivered a welcome message to the participants.

Participants were enlightened by the presence of Ms Asma Khader , a Jordan based lawyer and human rights activist, President of ‘Sisterhood Is Global Institute Jordan - SIGI/J’ and Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women. She has been Minister of Culture & Government , spokesperson for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and President of the Jordanian Women’s Union; she is member of the Arab Lawyer’s Union, the Arab Organization for Human Rights, the Executive Committee of the International Commission of Jurists, and the Advisory Committee of the Women’s Division of Human Rights Watch.  Asma has written and spoken widely on the topics of women, children’s rights, and human rights. She recently served on the UN International Commission of Inquiry, investigating human rights violations in Libya.

There was an active representation of all four provinces as well as a multitude of various ethnic and language backgrounds. All participants are trainers in their field, some working at a grass-root level while others are working at a higher, institutional level.