Training for gender equality is an essential component for UN Women’s commitment to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Vision: To become the leading UN centre that contributes, through training for gender equality, to building a society that respects and promotes human rights for all women and men.
Mission: The Training Centre is dedicated to supporting the UN and other stakeholders to realize commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights through transformative training and learning.
Training for gender equality is a transformative process that aims to provide knowledge, techniques and tools to develop skills and changes in attitudes and behaviours. It is a continuous and long-term process that requires political will and commitment of all parties in order to create an inclusive, aware and competent society to promote gender equality.
It is a strategy to effect individual and collective transformation towards gender equality through consciousness raising, empowering learning, knowledge building, and skill development. Training helps men and women to build gender competence and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for advancing gender equality in their daily lives and work. Training for gender equality is part and parcel of delivering our commitments to equal human rights for all.
The TC approach to training for gender equality is guided by key international normative instruments, in particular:
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
- Beijing Platform for Action
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