Awareness Training Continues at SADA Women Centre

News | 17 October 2019
A training session on work life and gender was held for the spouses of beneficiaries of SADA Women Development and Solidarity Centre established/operating under the project “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls” funded by the European Union and Government of Japan, implemented by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality (GMM) and Association for Solidarity with Asylum-Seekers and Migrants (ASAM) as implementing partners. Fourteen Syrians participated in the training seminar on 13 October 2019 where information was provided through interactive methods on rights at work, steps to obtain work permits, how to give a successful job interview, ways to avoid work accidents, and importance of women’s participation in the world of work.

The first part of the seminar featured “job opportunities exercise” which enabled participants to share their knowledge of vocational courses and opportunities with one other and obtain new information. The exercise of job interview included the role play of an employer and a would-be employee to help participants build self-confidence. Scenarios of unsuccessful and successful job interviews were acted; then, the steps to obtain work permit was also animated through role play.

The second part of the training addressed gender equality at home and at work through various exercises and group work, emphasising the individual, familial and social gains accruing through women’s participation in the world work. At the end of the second part, slides were shown on men and women working at together and examples of women who broke down stereotypes on this issue, and participants were asked to share their views. At the end of the training session, a letter was distributed to all participants written by a Syrian woman in Istanbul addressed to Syrians describing how she and her children benefited of her entry into the world of work.