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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN LOW INCOME GROUPS & THE REALIZATION OF THEIR ECONOMIC RIGHTS & GENDER EQUALITY

Project Number: 2012/08

Type of the Project : Vocational Training

Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24

Funded By: UN Women – India

Date of Completion:

The project aims to increase the access of female secondary school leavers in low income families to employment oriented ‘non-traditional’ skills that meet labour market demand. Specifically, 1,200 young women in the 16-25 age range from five disadvantaged locations (Ampara, puttlam, Colombo, Kilinochchi and Ratnapura districts), will be supported to obtain a National Vocational Qualification Level IV qualification from state vocational training institutions that also provide on the job training. In addition CENWOR will organise four complementary programmes that will provide women with generic skills that employers look for, such as initiative, self confidence, ability to work in a team, acceptance of responsibility and commitment, English language proficiency and basic IT skills. The project also will promote awareness of economic rights and normative gender equality among participants and the community. Information Resource Centres will be attached to the four VTA district centres to facilitate access to relevant information to VTA staff, trainees and the community.

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