EU-funded “Job Equality: Equal, Inclusive and Safe Work Place in Georgia” project ensures capacity-building of different groups on women’s labour rights.
A series of trainings were conducted during 2020 for activists from Ajara, Imereti, Kvemo Kartli and Tbilisi. Initially, 17 lawyers and women’s rights activists attended 7-day training of trainers on women’s rights, labor rights, lgbtqi+ rights and other related fields. Training was conducted by both local and international trainers.
Topics of ToT trainings included: essence of the labor rights, parties of the labor relations, pre-contractual relations, labor contracts (terms, forms, conditions), internal regulations, working time and overtime work, discrimination in employment, International Labor Organisation (ILO) (history, structure, mandate), gender equality as the main priority of ILO, ILO reports on Georgia, sexual harassment and and violence at the workplace, paid and unpaid leave, maternity leave, detentions of labor relation, termination of labor relation, mass redundancy, occupational health and safety – national and international labor standards, social dialogue, labor disputes, mediation, rights to strike, ITUC-intervention, gender pay gap, care economy, gender based segregation in the labor market, personal information in labor relations, Association Agreement and Labor Standards, anti-discrimination policy at work.
In July 2020, newly-trained trainers already started working with local groups of Imereti and Kvemo Kartli to share their knowledge and develop skills of local activists. Using handbook of trainers on women’s labour rights, the trainers are able to provide local groups with knowledge on the topics learned during the training of trainers.
After completion of series of trainings, small grant competition will be announced by Women’s fund in Georgia for individuals and organisations trained by the project. The purpose of the small grant competition is to ensure better awareness-raising and action on a local level on women’s labor rights.