Gender Training

Nirantar can be approached for gender trainings by NGOs, educational institutions, community-level organisations, LGBT groups, governmental programmes, etc. Each gender trainings is designed specifically for the organization requesting the input, keeping in mind the particular training needs and organizational context. The trainings seek to make linkages between personal experience and the larger social, material realities of patriarchy. The link with the personal is particularly important in a context in which gender has become a buzzword which sometimes is difficult to meaningfully relate to. The trainings highlights linkages between gender and other social dimensions such as caste, sexuality, religion etc. Nirantar’s gender trainings move beyond the binary of sex being natural and gender as being socially constructed to understanding sex also as being socially constructed. Gender transgression as well as transgender as an identity also form important dimensions of Nirantar's trainings.