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WWF staff receive GESI training

Posted on 22 August 2018

​WWF-Pacific Fiji staff are now better informed and knowledgeable about common gender issues following a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) training. The twenty-four staff were trained on the three models of GESI; awareness, dialogue and action , to help them get a better understanding of GESI and how it is relevant to not only their lives but in their work as well.
WWF-Pacific Fiji staff are now better informed and knowledgeable about common gender issues following a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) training. The twenty-four staff  were trained on  the three models of GESI; awareness, dialogue and action , to help them get a better understanding of GESI and how it is relevant to not only their lives but in their work as well.
 
These trained WWF-Pacific staff will replicate the GESI trainings, principles and concepts to the individual communities they work with to help change relations between people in the households, in the community and the leadership so that they can work together to address their common issues. These trained staff and community members will be able to participate more effectively and more inclusive in seeking to transform structures like social norms, values, laws and policies that discriminate.
 
Speaking at the beginning of the training, WWF-Pacific Representative, Kesaia Tabunakawai challenged staff to examine their own values and biases, and how these influence their work with communities and hoped that as they leave the workshop, they are a bit more committed to making GESI part of their everyday work.
 
“As inequality and exclusion is affecting Fiji’s development, we need more advocates who are willing to have difficult conversations and challenge the status quo”, she added. She concluded that GESI is everybody’s business so everybody has a part to play.
 
The training was also a way to reveal to the participants the prevalence of GESI issues and the importance of why CSOs and NGOs should be equipped with relevant understanding of GESI to be able to address it at different working levels.
 
The training was facilitated by the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility).
twenty four WWF staff participated in the training
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