South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course

The South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace, also known as the Sangat Month Long Course, was founded in 1984. This course is designed to offer attendees clarity on and a greater understanding of concepts related to gender, justice, poverty, sustainable development, peace, democracy and human rights. 


Through this course, more than 650 women activists and gender trainers, women’s studies teachers, journalists, media women, and others - from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Turkey - have improved their conceptual capacities and sharpened/developed feminist perspectives. The courses have also strengthened regional solidarity and networking. The alumni of these course remain connected to one another, and cooperate in cross-border activities each year.