International Training Programme on “Gender Issues in the World of Work”
It is evident that Optimal utilization of human resource is essential for achieving inclusive growth as well as promoting gender equity.
Patriarchal mindset, roles and responsibilities assumed by the society often place women in inequitable positions, which is often reflected in the world of work. Therefore, creating enabling environment for all is essential for achieving gender equity
Globally, Gender mainstreaming is an important part of policy discussions. Nations are recognizing the importance of gender parity and taking necessary steps to bridge this gaps.
Access to quality education, skill development, decent jobs, sharing of family responsibilities and Effective implementation of existing affirmative policies are some of the initiatives for narrowing this gap.
Implementation of affirmative policies will positively change the individual mindset and behavior in the World of Work and this will be positively reflected in the behavior of Individuals in the Family, Community, Society, and Nation and consequently worldwide.
It is in this context, that the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute is organizing the International Training Programme on Gender Issues in the world of work with the objectives of promoting gender equity in the world of work
The specific objective of the programme are:
• To deliberate the key concepts and approaches pertaining to gender.
• To discuss the gender dimensions related to key labor market Indicators.
• To study existing policies through gender lens.
• To recognize the equality and access issues in the labour market participation.
• To provide awareness regarding various labour laws pertaining to women.
To enhance the capacity of the participants to achieve gender equity in the world of work.