Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GSI) is an integral part of our work to help women and people from disadvantaged communities into decent employment through the development of sustainable training systems.

Sudokkho supports a stronger and more inclusive private sector training market, in particular training that effectively supports women and disadvantaged people to obtain work.

We are also working to create industry awareness of the benefits of employing people from disadvantaged groups to show how making use of the whole of the country’s talent pool will more effectively meet the skills needs of industry and support economic growth.

GSI considerations are taken into account in the selection of partners as well as the development of gender-sensitive learning materials, training curricula and messaging transferred through the Industry Relation and Placement Unit.

PTPs and Industry will also be encouraged to identify “Inclusive Business Associates” as resource focal points on matters related to strategic gender outreach, workplace diversity, gender equality and decent work standards.

Overall, the barriers faced by the poor and disadvantaged in the RMG and Construction sectors are different. The Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy addresses these difference by setting out variable pay schemes, technical assistance and customised targets across initiatives.

In the RMG sector, emphasis is placed on the expansion of clear pathways to semi-skilled and skilled positions to redress the disproportionate percentage of women in low skilled jobs.

Taking into account the relative absence of women in the construction industry, emphasis is placed on entry and popularisation of ‘non-traditional’ occupations for women as alternative employment streams.

Download the factsheet on Gender and Social Inclusion.