Promoting Employment for Women

Reporting Organization:ILO - International Labour Organization
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 8,000,000
Timeframe: May 6, 2010 - April 29, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

ILO - International Labour Organization

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Pakistan - $ 8,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (41.3 %)

Gender Equality (40 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (18.7 %)

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This project aims to improve income-earning opportunities and employment conditions for women and men in Pakistan by supporting skills for employment, improved access to business start-up funds, responsible business practices, and the development of institutional arrangements that are conducive to strengthening women’s role in the national economy. The project works to strengthen government mechanisms for promoting equal employment opportunities for women and men. Working with Pakistan’s Ministry of Labour at the national, provincial, and district levels, the project supports the Ministry’s efforts to ensure that legislation, policies, and programs promote gender equality in employment opportunities in Pakistan. At the same time, the project works with the media and private sector to raise awareness about gender equality in the workplace, promote human resource policies that address the needs of working women, and link the private sector to career development centres.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of December 2013 include: (1) 4000 women and men (80% women) from low-income backgrounds have completed vocational training, some being from socially excluded groups or victims of violence and 80% of these graduates are now employed; (2) 799 journalists received training on Gender Responsive Reporting (GRR) in 43 districts in five provinces, resulting in over 200 news reports on women and labour issues; and (3) Gender Units established in the Departments of Labours for the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Paktunkhwa, helping institutionalize gender responsive budgeting and decent work and labour inspection protocols. These results have contributed to improving the income-earning opportunities and employment conditions for women.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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