Cebu City, SEPTEMBER 24 – The Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) and the Women’s Crisis Center (WCC) converged with the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) for an Awareness Training activity under the USE RA 9262 project with NATCCO Officers and Managers on Republic Act (RA) 9262 or Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC).
The Awareness Training focused on the relationship of NATCCO objectives and programs with the USE RA 9262 goals. Ms. Mary Jardiniano of WCC facilitated the morning session by giving a thorough discussion about the law, its provisions, implementing rules and regulations, and how it affects the plight of VAWC victim-survivors. Participants shared their own experiences about VAWC, highlighting the conditions of cooperative members who were also abused.
The afternoon session allowed the participants to be more interactive, with Ms. Sheena Carmel Opulencia of ASSIST conducting the Training Design and Administration on RA 9262. Participants were asked to prepare Training Needs Survey forms, perform Training Needs Analyses and Training Designs. The participants were encouraged to pattern their designs according to the present conditions of their cooperatives and the general membership.
The one-day training involved officers and managers of NATCCO in the Visayas region, most of which are managing cooperatives within communities. Ms. Emy Santos, Group Head for Member Relations and Networking of NATCCO, coordinated with the USE RA 9262 project team as a part of their gender advocacy program. The awareness training is a part of the USE RA 9262 indirect capacity building of other community stakeholders against VAWC. #