News | 07 March 2018

Women attending courses in the SADA Women Development and Solidarity established under the project “Gaziantep Women-Only Centre: Providing Livelihood Support” implemented in cooperation of UNWomen, ILO and ASAM, supported by the Japanese Embassy, receive their certificates today.

Aiming to empower women socially and economically, the centre features livelihood-oriented activities by ILO Office in Turkey. In this context, courses are organised on Turkish language, computer use, patient registration, packaging, hair-dressing, skin care for Syrian, Afghan and local women of Gaziantep. All courses are delivered in the context of adult education of the Ministry of National Education (MoNE), and those who successfully complete the courses are awarded MoNE-approved certificates. A total of 430 finished, and 303 women are now attending the courses which started on 11 September 2017.

Informative seminars are also held to ensure that women completing the courses can smoothly enter the labour markets and work at decent jobs. In addition to language and job skills for women, information is provided to women on occupational safety and health, social security rights, work permits, gender equality in work life and ISKUR’s active labour market programmes. Women who can serve as role models for trainees are invited to the centre to reinforce solidarity, information and experience sharing among women.

ILO Office in Turkey continues, through its projects, to provide means for Turkish, Syrian and Afghan women to empower and enable them to participate in the labour market holding decent jobs.