GETNET as a Gender Training Organisation
a training institution formed in 1995, servicing organisations, institutions
and clients in South Africa and the SADC region. Our offices are located
in Cape Town. GETNET's services are delivered through highly skilled in-house
staff members and a dedicated panel of GETNET consultants and associates
in different provinces of South Africa.
GETNET's unique role
GETNET is a unique initiative in South Africa's struggle for democracy. In its focus on women's empowerment and men's gender training, GETNET is at the forefront of social transformation strategy in South Africa.
Building skills, expertise and capacity in gender training
GETNET is the first organisation in the NGO sector in South Africa to develop a pool of skilled gender trainers and to offer gender training for transformation. Our services contribute to addressing the vast need for skills, expertise and capacity to effect gender sensitive policies, practices and cultures within institutions and organisations.
The favourable constitutional dispensation for women in South Africa since 1995 has provided possibilities for delivery in the area of gender equality and women's empowerment. GETNET recognises that the quality, pace and scale of delivery of change towards gender equality depends on the availability of relevant skills and expertise.
The rationale for GETNET's gender training as a core service provision is based on the recognition that the transformation of gender relations and women's empowerment is dependent on women and men acquiring appropriate skills and attitudes.
GETNET's mission is to play a dynamic role in the transformation and equalisation of power relations between women and men.
is to gender equality with an emphasis on empowering women through transforming
women and men's lives in the process of democratising South Africa. Our
activities are aimed at strengthening civil society and enabling government
in South Africa and in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
to implement strategies for gender equality.
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