training islamic women in public speaking

Submitted by jcravens42 on March 29, 2007 - 11:04am.

Some of the Afghan women I am working with, as well as local women they work with, would like to improve their public speaking skills. I am developing a short training to help them, and that they can then deliver to others, but wanted to ask if any of you out there had information on this subject/experiences you could share with me. I've written several Muslim women's groups and the Ministry for Women here in Kabul as well.

I'm going to start with a brief review of Islamic women who had important roles as communicators and counselors from the time of the Prophet onwards. Then I would cover some of the basics of public speaking.

Jayne Cravens
Kabul, Afghanistan

Submitted by jcravens42 on May 5, 2007 - 9:51am.

Fhaida’s Journey: Promoting Population, Health, and Environment Interventions in a Muslim Community
by Jumelita Romero, Tawi-Tawi Marine Research and Development Foundation, and Jurma Tikmasan, Tarbilang Foundation

Development practitioners must often invent strategies to work within constraints posed by traditional and cultural beliefs that may affect the progress of community projects. This case study is a fictional story that synthesizes many of the challenges and obstacles that two actual development NGOs—the Tawi-Tawi Marine Research and Development Foundation and the Tarbilang Foundation—faced in mobilizing women to address PHE issues. The story demonstrates strategies that were used to advocate change while also respecting the religious values of a Muslim community in the Philippines. While the events of this case study occur in a Muslim religious and cultural setting, the lessons the case study contains may be usefully applied in a variety of settings.


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