International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

ANALYSIS OF THE TRAININGS IMPARTED BY WOMEN RESOURCE CENTRE FOR RURAL AND URBAN WOMEN COUNCLIOR IN DISTRICT PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN
Muhammad Israr, Nafees Ahmad, Shafi M. Malik, Jamal Khalid Swati

Abstract
Present study was conducted during December 2010, with the main objective to analysis trainings imparted by Aurat Foundation through Women Resource Centre on the performance of women councilors in Peshawar District. Data was collected by means of well design pre-tested questionnaire through face to face interview from two groups of women councilors i.e. one from Town-4 with rural background and second from Town-1 with urban background. From total of 184 women councilors in the whole district, 37 (20%) woman councilors were interviewed, 20 in Town-1 (urban background) and 17 in Town-4 (rural background). All the women councilors (100%) in these towns were the respondents of the study. The main findings of the study show that democracy and women political representation, local government structure, their duties and powers, project designing planning and development, law and strategy making for conflict resolution were the types of training they received. The tools used for this purpose were lectures, pictorial and graphic sessions, audio and video material workshops, literature, publications and exposure visits. The procedures of the trainings, methods and techniques were simple to understand. Atmosphere at the training session was comfortable. The female trainers benefited the rural women councilors the most. Majority of rural women councilors termed the training duration too shot. The participation in question-answer session for rural women councilors was low as compared to urban women councilors. The women councilor stated that the amount paid to them for daily expanses was not enough. The Study as a whole conclude that the trainings imparted by Aurat Foundation build the capacity of the urban and rural women councilors for performing different responsibilities in the local government system. The study recommends for need based trainings, full participation and interest of the councilors, enough duration for trainings sessions, paying of enough honorarium to the councilors and the resources person for trainings must be female.

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