ILO joins forces for trainings on women’s human rights with municipalities

BURSA-ALTINDAG BLD ISBIRLIGI FOTOTrainings on women’s human rights kicked off for job-seeking women participating to vocational training courses provided by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and Altındağ to facilitate their employment. 

Job-seeking women participating to vocational training courses organized by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and Altındağ Municipality have been given training on women’s human rights to facilitate their employment.

Trainings are held under the project “More and Better Jobs for Women: Women’s Empowerment through Decent Work in Turkey,” implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with the funds of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Trainings delivered by the “Women’s Human Rights-New Solutions Association” (WWHR) within the framework of ILO-Altındağ Municipality cooperation started on Friday, 4 March 2016 while trainings provided by the WWHR within the framework of ILO- Bursa Metropolitan Municipality cooperation started on Monday, 7 March 2016.

The objective of the training programme is to further equip unemployed women with information about their rights and facilitate the employment of these women who take part in vocational training courses organized by municipalities.

The project mentioned above is being carried out in Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa and Konya provinces of Turkey to support policies geared to providing decent work opportunities to women in Turkey and it is planned to reach 2,000 women through these trainings.

Trainings to be delivered in cooperation with local municipalities are organized as 10 weeks long group trainings where each group will receive training for half day (4 hours) a week. Training modules cover such topics as Women’s Human Rights, Constitutional Rights, Civil Rights, Gender Equality, Communication Skills, Violence against Women, Women and Health, and Economic Rights.