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Vocational Training for Rural Women

posted Dec 14, 2018, 3:26 PM by PFP Admin   [ updated Dec 24, 2018, 3:58 PM ]
Rural communities are the heart of everything Press For Peace (PFP) does, mainly when it comes to women development and empowerment initiatives. Poverty, illiteracy, lack of opportunities, social and cultural adversities etc. are few factors which hamper women to play an equitable and progressive role in developing societies. Enhancing women abilities and raising their voice at the policy level is an essence of our ‘gender development project’ which revolves around social and economic development of women.

The aim of this project is to provide basic vocational training for women to improve their livelihood. The project encourages rural women to engage in social entrepreneurial activities, which boosts their confidence and enhances their business skills. Through this project, we also focus on educating women about good parenting practices and healthy lifestyles. A lot of activities around this project focus on the mobilization of rural women at the social, political and economic level.
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The vocational training project in Bagh specializes in developing necessary skills for women from a disadvantaged background. The project activities are developed to equip them with social and professional skills to improve their lives. For instance, the project provides vocational training for women of rural communities by educating basic skills of tailoring, embroidery etc. 

Press For Peace (PFP) has developed a 6-month training curriculum which develops women vocational skills and also incorporates civil rights education to raise awareness among women about healthy lifestyle, good parenting, conflict resolution, community cohesion, peacebuilding, and other concepts. Press for Peace (PFP) in collaboration of Hope for Life organization, has established a number of ‘Girls Vocational centers’ (GVCs) in far-flung areas of Bagh, Azad Kashmir.
A unique cost-effective and participatory approach has been adopted to execute this project where mobile vocational centers are set-up in various areas on a need basis. After the successful completion of the courses trainee women are encouraged and mentored to start their own businesses for their livelihood, thus, the project has transformed the lives of many needy but enthusiastic women of rural communities.

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