In these months (during 6 months for the complete stage) we have been working on the women's inner reconstruction, as we also teach them basic carpentry.
More than 15 women went to our workshops.
We consider at least 160 Indirect Beneficiaries, as a result of this stage.
During the sensitization, violence against women and gender equity workshop, the empowerment of participants was promoted by providing information, theoretical concepts, application exercises and reflection; as well as strategies to address issues presented by each of the women. The areas of communication, emotional limits, recognition of feelings and emotions, and self-esteem were worked on. At the end, all these women are able to recognize gender violence and to face it with emotional skills and self-esteem strategies, and they know about new ways to look forward gender equality in the private and public life.
Subsequently, the workshop called domestic and care work as a business opportunity motivated some participants to start a new venture and others to continue the one they already carried out, but with a new approach. They learned that their participation in household activities It is also a job, although unpaid, and they realized that they could work in domestic jobs and increase their incomes.To complement these workshops we also offered a free time organization and financial education workshop (life skills 1)
After all these workshops, those who already carried out a paid activity improved it at the administrative and / or financial level and those who started a new local business are doing it in a better way than before.
Carpentry is the practical workshop in which an activity considered of men, is carried out by them from start to finish in the development of a piece of furniture. This workshop contemplates from the design and budget of the furniture talking about dimensions, quantity and costs of material so that any of them knows how to order it to a carpenter and approximate prices so they can't be cheated or stolen in a future.
The life skills workshop 2 was changed to a Sorority workshop which will be taught once the carpentry workshop ends in few days. This was the decision of the members based on the satisfaction obtained in the first workshops, because they commented that it is difficult to find this type of workshops near the town.