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Capacity Building Training Workshop Organized by LEF in Lahore

Labour Education Foundation (LEF) organized a capacity building training workshop for two days under the project “Promoting Empowerment and Leadership of Women Workers” on 22-23 February, 2018 in Lahore. Total 23 participants of identified unions of three sectors; brick kiln sector, carpet sector and home based women workers attended this training from different districts of Punjab. The aim of this training was to prepare women trade union members to enhance their role in their respective trade unions specifically and within trade union movement in general. Topics discussed in training included; situation analysis of workers rights in Pakistan, introduction to Constitutional and labour rights of workers, International human and labour rights mechanisms and conventions, situation analysis of Home Based Workers, gender division of labour and impact on women participation in organizing, formation and functioning of women committees and basic concepts of social protection. Training helped participants to realize that women and men workers should have equal access to their rights and to decision-making processes at all levels. For this purpose, the participating three unions formed women committees in their unions to play a leadership role by taking active part in trade union activities, in decision making and in negotiations to represent on behalf of other women workers.




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