A two day workshop was held for men and women of various village institutions in Gujarat, India to raise gender awareness through PRA. Training methods used included discussion of local proverbs in separate groups of men and women (e.g. Women's brain lies under the feet) and participants being asked to run to a section of the room according to whether they agreed or disagreed with the statement. A daily activities profile was constructed then divided according to Moser's categories of reproductive, productive and social work. The workshop ended with a film on women's issues and development of Broad Action Plans by the villages concerned. This report contains details of the actual dialogue and discussion that took place during the above activities.
Would interest 'gender' trainers and researchers.