To prepare women belonging to political parties for the upcoming elections, the Non Government Organization (NGO) Rede Feto (RF) will provide a training to focus for women in September.
“That is correct, we will provide training for women belonging to political parties. Altogether there will be 100, in September,” said board member of Paula Corte-Real, last week during a meeting held at the Conventions Centre in Caicoli, Dili.Currently the NGO is preparing itself and at the same time identifying potential female participants from all the 22 political parties to take part in the training.“We will meet with the Presidents of the 22 political parties to given them our Terms of Reference and the objectives of the training so they can prepare female members to take part in the training,” she said.The Board Member added that the general objective of the training was on how to prepare women with potential and increase their knowledge before they take on any position. “For example at the Parliament, they will need to have prior knowledge about what the parliament is and does and the relationship between the four sovereign bodies.”She added the training will be open to women who are involved in political parties. Each party will be able to send their members. “It depends on each party. We are targeting a 100 participants to attend the training. From the bigger parties we hope to get seven or eight women. From the smaller parties maybe three or four. It depends because many new parties have been established.”The organizing committee has 14 thousand dollars to hold the training with the money coming from civil society.In the meantime, according to FONGTIL Director, Dinorah Granadeiro, they will work alongside Rede Feto on the training for women from political parties. They will help them prepare for the general elections in 2012 and how women’s numbers can increase. “The topics we will cover are leadership training, public speaking, personal confidence if they candidate themselves or are chosen, they will know about their role,” said Director Granadeiro.
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