Project launched to boost women’s employment in Turkey
The project aims the development of inclusive and coherent policies to promote women’s employment in Turkey. DAILY NEWS photoThe opening conference of a new project “More and Better Jobs for Women: Women’s Empowerment through Decent Work in Turkey,” will be held today at the Dedeman Hotel in Ankara.
The project, whose mottos is “We Are Equal and We Are Together at Work, at Home and Everywhere,” aims to create decent work opportunities for women and the development of inclusive and coherent policies to promote women’s employment in Turkey.
The undertaking is being implemented by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) with the financial contribution of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
In line with its motto and the targets of the project, both women and men will benefit from the project which will also serve as a basis for the preparation of Turkey’s first “National Action Plan on Women’s Employment and Gender Equality.”
Moderated by journalist Şirin Payzın from CNNTürk, the conference will start with the speech of a working woman who benefited from İŞKUR’s employment services.
Family and Social Policies Minister Ayşegül İslam and Labor and Social Security Minister Faruk Çelik are expected to deliver opening speeches at the conference.
At the same time, Ümit Deniz Efendioğlu, director of the ILO office for Turkey, Nusret Yazıcı, director general of İŞKUR, and Lars Wahlund, Swedish ambassador to Turkey, will also take the floor and address gender equality and the importance of the project in the conference.
Following the opening speeches, a panel discussion on “Women’s Employment in Turkey: Challenges and Opportunities” will be held with the participation of social partners and stakeholders.