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Women towards non-traditional sectors, the gender equality strategy envisages 27 million euros

  • 7/28/2021 3:56 PM
Women towards non-traditional sectors, the gender equality strategy envisages 27 million euros

A strategy for promoting gender equality for the period 2021-2030 aims, among other things, to orient women and girls towards working in non-traditional sectors.

In total, the strategy envisages over 27 million euros as expenditures for the implementation of the objectives it has, starting from the fulfillment of economic rights to the increase of access to finance.

Among several dozen objectives, this government document envisages the reduction of barriers that keep women, young women and girls away from the labor market, as well as the increase of access to decent work even in non-traditional sectors of employment, (especially in science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

The strategy envisages measuring the effect of this through several indicators starting from the percentage of unemployed jobseekers employed through the mediation of employment offices to the total number of unemployed jobseekers employed by these employment offices, nationwide, disaggregated by age and certain groups.

Another indicator will be the number of girls and young women from all groups, who study in Biology, Biochemistry, Natural habitats and wildlife, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer use, Database and network design and administration, Development of Software and Applications and Analysis, Chemical Engineering & Processes, Electricity & Energy, Electronics & Automation, Mechanics & Metalworking, Motor Vehicles, Ships & Aircraft, Mining & Extraction, Architecture & Urban Planning, Construction & Civil Engineering, Fisheries, Veterinary, Therapy and Rehabilitation and Pharmacy, in relation to the total number of girls who are students.

To achieve these indicators the strategy envisages that some measures be taken starting from the creation of a facilitating and encouraging environment for the inclusion of women, young women and girls from all groups, in decent work even in non-traditional sectors, in line and with the actions foreseen in the National Strategy for Employment and Skills 2019 - 2022.

Secondly, from the implementation of ILO Convention C190 on "Elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work", after its ratification, as well as the relevant EU directives on equality and non-discrimination in the world of work.

Third, better coverage with social services, through the Social Fund, to facilitate the integration of women, young women and girls from all groups, in the workplace.

/Klara Ruci/