The Right Opportunities for Women’s Employment

The unemployment rate in Turkey is very high. Although, women’s participation in employment is almost 30 percent, this rate falls to 17 percent in non-agricultural employment. For Syrian women, participation in working life is much more complex and multidimensional. Vocational training is provided for Syrians through many funds. It is very important that these trainings do not lead to new and even unregistered competition in the labor market. On the other hand, we should also see the danger that vocational training for Syrians will fall into repetition and may not succeed. Therefore, education and employment-oriented activities should proceed in a selective and goal-oriented manner that minimizes these drawbacks. Save The Children is one of the most sensitive organizations in this respect. Now INGEV, with the support of Save The Children, is conducting an analysis of labor opportunities that protects Syrian women.