and Resource Development
activities of this function are materials development and acquisition.
Materials development, like research, is linked to training. GETNET has
identified two areas of resource requirements for the gender training
and consultancy programmes:
Production of Relevant
Materials for use by Trainers and Trainees
GETNET has produced an enormous amount of materials in the form of reports
from training programmes and seminars.
While making good use of material produced elsewhere, it is necessary
to produce materials that will respond to the specificity of the South
African situation with its socio-cultural variants, because gender oppression
is, among other things, country and culture specific. To this end, GETNET
has already started to write up the framework of the social construction
of gender developed by a member of the Panel.
GETNET will also be exploring the production of the materials in different
forms of media including videos.
GETNET organises regular meetings, seminars and for gender trainers to
exchange and gather ideas and materials.
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GETNET acquires theoretically-based readings and training material from
within and outside of South Africa in order to build indigenous frameworks
for training. These include materials on gender equality and gender equity
issues including 'race' and other forms of exclusion.
GETNET established a small resource centre of reading materials gender
and related areas relevant to our Project. This includes books, journals,
magazines and articles produced in South Africa and other countries. The
main users of this resource centre are trainers and trainees but it is
open in a limited way for use by other training organisations. Through
the programmes that we have been running, we have collected useful articles
and publications that are the beginnings of this resource unit.
Materials have also been developed in partnership with other initiatives
such as the Gender Manual Consortium and as stated with the Womens
Budget Initiative. The resource and training material materials produced
by the Gender Manual Consortium, of which GETNET was a member, was finalised
and launched in August 1999. As a result of this process, which started
in 1998, there are gender sensitive South African materials for training
in human rights. The testing of the materials has been commissioned to
an organisation working against gender-based violence, Tshwaranang Legal
Advocacy Centre. Our Mens Gender Programme has produced a booklet
on Men and Organisational Change.
The extent and nature of our materials development function is shaped
by the demands of our training and network activities.