Training on economic literacy from a gender perspective

Thursday 10 November 2005 Maria Velichkova
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Between 4 and 6 November 2005, Gender Education, Research and Technologies (GERT) gathered ten women from different non-governmental organizations for a training on economic literacy. It was held at the office of Women’s Alliance for Development (WAD) and the trainers were Anita Seibert from Karat Coalition, Poland and Jivka Marinova from GERT, Bulgaria. The training was in the frames of a larger program for women’s economic literacy developed by WIDE network in cooperation with KARAT coalition.

The trainers presented some majour topics of economy from a gender prospective, which would be useful in the trainees’ lives and work as women and gender and social activists. Among the subjects discussed were economic confidence, economic lobbying, labour market, privatisation, globalization.

There was a very lively and creative athmosphere, for which contributed both the facilitators and the participants. It was specially marked with the presence of several children in the room — some of them due to come in the next months, others running around and helping their mothers on the last day.