KARACHI - Federal Planning and Development Division has released a prospectus titled 'Gender Based Governance Systems aimed at imparting leadership training to women across the country in collaboration with the UNDP. Its focus is to highlight Pakistani womens plight and difficulties and to address their problems. The prospectus titled, 'Khidmat Hamara Azam: Muqami Rehnuma, Khawateen Kay Leay Tarbiatee Nisab, is colourfully printed on art paper, which describes the problems of women both in rural and urban areas in a very simple way with pictorial sketches. It may be noted that federal government is organising workshops at district level across the country under the aegis of UNDP to train 17,000 women before local government elections to be held this year. As many as 30 per cent women, belonging to different political parties including PPP, MQM, PML-N and ANP and who are members of the parliament and those associated with NGOs and minorities, are entitled to get the training through such workshops in their respective districts. The process of organising workshops has been started in Punjab and Sindh but due to poor law and order situation in NWFP and Balochistan it has yet to be initiated there, sources told The Nation on Monday. This prospectus is a curriculum comprising problems of the women in their daily life. It also provides guidelines for the solution to those problems. The CDGKs City Institute of Management (CIM) has started organising training workshops in various districts of the Sindh province. The concerned authorities have decided to organise two such training workshops daily, said CIM director Muhammad Shahid. As per sources, some 3,000 women would be selected from Sindh to attend these workshops. They said the Sindh government had planned to train women leaders belonging to different walks of life including political parties, NGOs and others. Planning and Development Department of the Sindh government, through its Project Implementation Unit (PIU), is organising a One Day Orientation Workshop for Trainers on Women Leaders Training Module through its project Gender Based Governance System (GBS) across the Province. The programme is planned and designed to enhance the capacities of women leaders to tackle gender issues and struggle for their rights and empowerment, particularly in local governance and government system, added the sources. Director CIM Mohammed Shahid said that 16 women from different districts of Sindh came to Karachi and participated in the workshop. He added that the participants belonged to the Sindh Civil Service and Local Government Academy Tandojam, Centre for Rural Development Communication (CRDC), Jamshoro University, Sukkur Institute of Business and Administration (IBA), and Shaheed Zulfikhar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Larkana.