İŞKUR personnel were provided a training of trainers in the field of gender equality in Ankara on 11-15 September 2017. The training was in “Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Public Employment Services” under the project “More and Better Jobs for Women” implemented by ILO and the objective was building capacity in the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR).
İŞKUR’s employment experts trained as trainers will deliver trainings in gender equality in İŞKUR including its Provincial Directorates.
Opening speeches before the training were delivered by Emre Yıldız, Head of External Relations and Projects Department in İŞKUR, and ILO National Project Coordinator Ebru Özberk Anlı.
Anlı said “It is crucial to ensure that training of trainers is a lasting event and this requires a lasting team within the organization. You will be that team. You are envoys in embedding the gender perspective in İŞKUR services as an issue of utmost importance.”
The trainers in the event were United Nations Gender Expert Zeliha Ünaldı, Gülcan Eriş from the Board of Labour Inspectors, and international employment and gender experts Valli Corbanese and Silke Steinhilber as ILO’s partners in many activities carried out throughout the world.
In the training, basic concepts related to equal opportunities for women and men in employment and gender mainstreaming were introduced to participants together with the tools of mainstreaming (gender analysis, inspection, planning and budgeting). The training also addressed the ways of gender sensitive İŞKUR counselling and guiding services accompanied by group work on related issues.
At the end of training participants were awarded their certificates and plaques.
The training event took place in the context of the project “More and Better Jobs for Women: Women’s Empowerment through Decent Work in Turkey” implemented jointly by ILO and İŞKUR with the financial support of Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).