Part 3 – Our Important Issues

August 2023

During one of the home-visit our trainer informed me that another meeting with topics as situational analysis and indicator development would be held on the coming Wednesday at 7 am. I was assuming that had to be the meeting where we discussed the rates of materials. While participating the meeting it was totally different.

During situational analysis meeting our trainer informed us, that before implementing any programs, it is important and urgent to know about the real situation of the group in terms of children’s situation, women’s situation, health’s situation, local resources, and mobilization. We should know where we are now and what our desired situation will be when we finish the WASCAS program. Therefore, he made five groups and asked us to identify the issues. There were many issues we discussed, such as violence; mentally violence, economic violence, social violence, and also physical violence. We also identified many other issues such as many women don’t have marriage certificate, no birth registration of our children, husbands are not supporting, and the fact that we are not aware of available resources.

The identified issues are those changes the group members would like to see in themselves in 6 to 12 months’ time. The issues should be improved separately for women, men, and child’s groups. Therefore, our trainer facilitated to improve our different issues. Based on our training in WAWCAS program we will reduce and improve our issues gradually.