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Workshop on ?mainstreaming of gender? concludes

A THREE-day workshop on mainstreaming of gender vis-a-vis issues of drinking water and sanitation organised by voluntary body Mahila Chetna Manch concluded on Thursday at Hotel Lake View Ashoka.

india Updated: May 26, 2006 14:01 IST

A THREE-day workshop on mainstreaming of gender vis-à-vis issues of drinking water and sanitation organised by voluntary body Mahila Chetna Manch concluded on Thursday at Hotel Lake View Ashoka.

Corporators and officials from Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur Municipal Corporations, mainly those associated with health, water, sanitation and women related issues, participated in the workshop. A major project for upgrading of water supply system, sanitation and management of garbage has been started in these four major cities with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The participants were trained on aspects of awareness regarding gender related issues and notions in field of water and sanitation, responsible action for encouraging gender equality, bringing about changes in the implementation policies and system on the background of gender related issues and capacity building for this purpose and developing water and sanitation management as per gender criteria.

The inaugural session was addressed by the secretary of Urban Development and Administration Malay Shrivastava, project director of the ADB project Gulshan Bamra, Aniruddh Mukherjee of UN Habitat and chairperson of the Mahila Chetana Manch Nirmala Buch.

Mahila Chetna Manch has prepared a strategy for mainstreaming of gender by conducting a rapid gender analysis in the four cities.

Buch made a presentation on this strategy. During discussions, problems of drinking water and sanitation in urban slums were highlighted with particular reference to the problems faced by women.

Women play major role in water collection and storage and these problems affect them the most. It was emphasised corporators needed to be more sensitive to these problems.

Dr A K Singh, Pravin Singhai, Kaveri Dutta, M L Sharma and Rashmi Saraswat were the faculty at the workshop.