ILO Working to Enhance Women Leadership in Factories, Says Country Office Head

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June 28, 2022 (ENA) The International Labor Organization (ILO) said it has been working to enhance women leadership in technical and soft skill training in collaboration with stake holders.

two-day “Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization Program”
workshop that focuses on experience sharing in women leadership, wage
subsidy, productivity and competitiveness opened today.

at the opening ceremony, International Labor Organization (ILO)
Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization Country Office
Head Kidist Chala stated that the organization has benefited 14,000
workers in the US subsidy program by working with over 46 factories.

these, about 67 percent of the trained women workers in targeted
factories in Hawassa and 70 percent of the trained women in Bole Lemi
Industrial Park were promoted to higher positions, she added.

to her, the program provided comprehensive technical program and soft
skill training program accompanied by three-month coaching.

The women leadership training has 5 days technical training and 2 days soft skill training accompanied by three months coaching.

said the mentors from the factories were also trained on how to mentor
the pipeline women leaders, all together in more than three months

Women and Social Affairs State Minister, Aylelech Eshete said the participation of females in  industries is high.

project is also aimed at ensuring rights, income and compensation, and
equality as well as encouraging in governmental institutions with the
view to enhancing productivity of industries.

pointed out that the ministry is working in collaboration with other
stakeholders to enhance the skills of women working in industrial parks
and industries to ensure benefits by enhancing  productivity.

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