In demand - UP's Institute for Women's and Gender Studies workshop
By Kotie Odendaal
Posted on 10 March 2009
Staff and students, with Dr Elaine Salo, Director of the Institute, second from the left and guest lecturer, Ms Rebone Gcabo, on the far right
The workshops for the project by the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies, Strengthening the Response of Faith-based Organisations to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (conducted in 2008), were so successful that the Institute was approached by an international youth group to present a similar workshop from 3-4 March 2009.
These workshops are aimed to provide various faith-based organisations with skills and knowledge to respond optimally to the effects and impact of HIV/AIDS from a gender perspective. The delegates from the international group represented the following countries: Zambia, Guyana, Jamaica, China, Korea, Kiribati, New Zealand, India and Indonesia.
The following comments were made by some of the participants:
“I have learned a lot of new things. It was a new light to me. I treasure the experience”: Shebah Krupamayee
“When I came to the workshop, I knew a lot about HIV, but your approach is different and new. It is inspiring and I am going to use it”: Sherry Zuriye Adams
“I liked the different approach and I am going to use it in my work”: Maudi Chakchuak