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Policies and Governance for Gender Equality and Competitive Female Labor in Asia

Event | 23 - 24 November 2016 Korea Women’s Development Institute, Seoul, Korea

Purpose

This course-based training aims to provide critical knowledge about policies on gender equality and women’s empowerment, which are necessary for promoting sustainable growth.

Background

Many Asian countries are facing problems related to population aging, which affects the labor participation rate. One strategy to overcome this is to increase the female participation rate in the labor market. However, to promote female participation in labor markets, governments should adopt certain policies, such as encouraging gender equality in the workplace as well as providing the necessary support for working mothers. This workshop, jointly organized with the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry; UN Women; and the Korean Women’s Development Institute aims to address these needs.

Objectives

  • To promote understanding of the importance of gender equality and female participation in the labor market, which are necessary for promoting sustainable growth.
  • To provide government officials with practical knowledge about establishing agencies promoting gender equality and female participation in the labor market.

Participants

Around 12 government officials from 6 developing countries in Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam).

Participant responsibilities

Actively join discussions and share views and experiences.

Output

  • Better understanding by government officials of the theoretical and empirical framework of labor and social policy.
  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding of current policy issues in the areas of labor and social policy.
  • Enhanced dialogue and networking between government agencies, academic institutions, and international organizations, to promote effective policy making.

How to register

By invitation only.

Language

English

Partners

Korea Women’s Development Institute

Time of event

09:30 - 18:00