Webinar

Home-Work to be Addressed in a Webinar on 4 March

Home-work, which has become more widespread as a form of work since the outbreak of pandemic, will be discussed from the perspective of gender equality and decent work in the webinar.

Women’s home-work, which has become more widespread as a form of work since the outbreak of pandemic, will be discussed from the perspective of gender equality and decent work in a webinar to be organized on 4 March 2021. The event will be held as part of 8 March International Women's Day and on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of ILO’s Home Work Convention, 1996 (No. 177).

The event will be organized as part of the “More and Better Jobs for Women” Programme implemented by the ILO Office for Turkey with funding from Sweden to increase the number of women working in decent conditions in Turkey.

The event will feature a general framework to be presented by the authors of the report “Working from home: From invisibility to decent work”, and discussions on the perspectives of workers and employers on women’s home-work practices.

The report presents the pre-pandemic situation of home-work, posits that it will further grow, and offers recommendations in the form of tangible measures to ensure decent working conditions.

The sections on Turkey of the report draw from “Home bounded - Global outreach: Home-workers in Turkey” report by Prof. Dr. Saniye Dedeoğlu of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, presenting an in-depth examination of the working conditions of women engaging in home-based piece-work and of IT-enabled remote workers who are commonly referred to in Turkey as “freelancers”.

The opening remarks will be delivered by Numan Özcan, Director of the ILO Office for Turkey, Ms. Nurcan Önder, General Director of Labour of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services and Staffan Herrström, Ambassador of Sweden to Turkey; then, a panel on “Home-Work from Worker and Employer Perspectives: Advantages and Disadvantages” will
will be moderated by Dr. Ayşe Emel Akalın, Gender and Social Dialogue Officer at the ILO Office for Turkey.

Please register through the following link for the Webinar to be held at 14:00 to 16:30 hours on Thursday, 4 March 2021:

https://ilo-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JAh-eu96SzWexISJz_Tisw

Please Click Here for the Programme and Concept Note for the event.