MASUM as a Training Institute

As an ongoing activity of MASUM the entire staff goes through regular workshops on pertinent issues like secularism, violence against women, poverty, globalisation for developing social and political perspective on caste, class and gender issues. Skills related to writing of proposals and reports, identifying outcome indicators, monitoring and evaluation, and financial decision-making are also imparted on an on-going basis.

MASUM’s staff members are invited all over Maharashtra by other community-based organisations for capacity building on women’s health, gender, VAW and social perspective. This is in addition to the numerous capacity building workshops that MASUM holds every year at the state and national levels.

MASUM is recognised within India and in South Asia as a credible training resource in the areas of women’s health, gender-mainstreaming, the human rights based approach, CEDAW, reproductive and sexual rights, gender based violence, minority and dalit rights, and the Economic, Social and Cultural Right (ESCR) framework. MASUM also conducts intensive training programmes for state and national level NGOs and government officers on the implementation of PWDV Act, prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace, and child rights.

Here are a few training experiences

1. MITRA Training

2. Cervical Cancer (CA-CX) Prescreening Training of all ANM, LHV and Doctors in 13 Blocks of Pune District

3. Tailoring Class