Women Employment Concerns and Working Conditions in Earthquake Affected Areas of AJK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project aimed at providing “decent” employment to target women in earthquake affected areas of AJK. The immediate objectives of the project were: to help overcome livelihood crisis created or aggravated by the October 2005 earthquake and lessen dependence on relief in favour of self-help and self-reliance through the proposed training and income generation. Semiotics was recruited to provide the service for identifying and delivering training.

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Carried out Employment Opportunity Identification (EOI) Study ; explored/identified the range and quality of existing local marketable/ employable skills among women of areas of AJK, potential for developing/harnessing certain skills and existing/potential linkages between skills and capabilities among local women and the local public/private sector job market and self-employment opportunities.
  • Developed training material & delivered the trainings at four locations.
  • Provided post-training employment placement & business development support to 400 women in AJK.
  • Prepared draft and final reports


CLIENT:
Canadian International Development Agency
International Labour Organization

FUNDING AGENCY:
International Labour Organization

PRACTICE AREA:
Women & Development

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