Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) Director for Research and Knowledge Management, Ms. Sheena Carmel D. Opulencia, was selected last June 15 to be one of the participants of the e-Tutor training course on “Measurement of Violence against Women through Statistical Surveys” by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) through the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Among 73 participants, Ms. Opulencia is the only representative from the Philippines. The training course officially started on June 20 and will end on July 11. E-tutors who will pass the online training will then be engaged in a series of regional e-learning courses in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latina America and the Caribbean, and West Asia.
The e-Tutor online course participants were selected based on their basic knowledge of gender perspective and violence against women, gender indicators and statistical analysis, and the use of information technology.
The regional e-learning course will be delivered by the Division for Gender Affairs and the Latin American Institute of Economic and Social Planning (ILPES) of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) via the Internet from 8 August to 30 September 2011. The training material has been prepared in collaboration with the five United Nations Regional Commissions in the framework of the interregional project “Enhancing capacities to eradicate violence against women through networking of local knowledge communities.”
Ms. Opulencia is managing two ASSIST projects on violence against women and gender-based violence in the Philippines, both of which are funded by the European Commission.#