Kudumbashree’s new six-month programme begins today in Kerala – UKMALAYALEE

Kudumbashree’s new six-month programme begins today in Kerala

Monday 14 January 2019 3:04 AM UTC

THRISSUR Jan 14: The Kudumbashree State Mission has come out with an awareness programme for women titled Gender Status – Equality and Justice, as the fourth phase of its women empowerment self-learning process.

The concept is to create an environment for women to learn what empowerment is for themselves and how they should learn to recognise suppression, vulnerability and more.

A book with 30 chapters has been prepared for the self-learning process. The chapters are in the form of stories, including real-life experiences, that will be shared or read out during the weekly meetings of the neighbourhood groups, the basic units of the Kudumbashree Mission.

There will be a facilitator for the self-learning.

“It’s like learning from their own experience rather than someone teaching them. The stories in the book comprise mostly of life experiences.

For example, what a woman should do when her husband wants a third child while she is not prepared or healthy enough for it.

In the self-learning process, we provide space even to discuss that,” Kudumbashree Mission Executive Director S Harikishore told TNM.

The inauguration of the learning programme, which will last six months, is to be held on Monday in Thrissur.