Equal and decent work opportunities for women in West Bank and Gaza

Ramallah May 30, 2018 - The Italian Development Cooperation, UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) today launched a new programme, “Promoting Women’s Equal Access to Economic Opportunities and Decent Work in Palestine” (The Women Decent Work Programme) at the Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah. More than 80 guests representing the Palestinian ministries, diplomatic missions, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academia, and other development partners, attended the ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the programme. 
The Decent Work programme is a one-year, EUR 500,000 initiative, which aims to promote equal and decent work opportunities for women in Palestine and to protect their labour rights through reinforcement of relevant laws, policies, and market practices. While the programme focuses on enhancing technical skills and financial assistance of women entrepreneurs, it also helps the exchange and transfer of these skills from these entrepreneurs to other women, so more women will have higher potential of getting decent work opportunities. The targeted women will be linked to investors and private sectors so that they can sustain their current business, while investing in future business opportunities.