Description

The LABOUR RIGHTS FOR WOMEN project contributes to equal rights and opportunities for women and girls in developing countries in the area of economic self-reliance, in particular through strengthening women’s leadership in social dialogue and collective bargaining, giving them a say in employment. The project aims to raise awareness on women’s labour rights, empower women workers to defend their rights at the workplace, and Improve legislation and enforcement of laws protecting women’s labour rights including equal treatment and opportunities in employment. The project is being implemented during the period from 2012 to 2016 in 15 countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda. The project aims to undertake similar activities in all 15 countries.

Objective

  1. Increase awareness of women’s labour rights as laid down in national legislation and collective agreements with regards to combining work and motherhood, equal rights, equal pay, decent working conditions, and measures against workplace sexual harassment.
  2. Empower women workers to improve their employment situation.
  3. Improve legislation and enforcement of laws protecting women’s labour rights.