Strengthening the economic role of women to prevent inequalities

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Economic violence is to be considered as a form of violence practiced against women to keep them fully dependent on those who have the power of access to and control over resources, and to limit their ability to achieve financial autonomy.

It takes various forms, including:

  • Preventing women from accessing economic resources and from getting or keeping a job;
  • Paying women/girls lower wages than men for the same work;
  • Exploitation of women in unpaid domestic work, childcare, and other family-related services, and lack of recognition of domestic work as a form of economic activity.

As part of the global campaign to combat violence against women, the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, on December 15th 2022, organized a conference on “Economic violence Against Women: Reality and Solutions”.

The conference was designed to address the issue of economic violence against women, to highlight initiatives aimed at strengthening the economic role of women and helping them out of their precarious situation.

We took part to the conference presenting the main findings about gender inequalities in the Italian labor market, highlighting how gender gaps in Italy still contribute for the establishment of a socio-economic system where women become economically dependent on their partners. In a system where women do not have equal access to the labor market, a phenomenon as economic violence can easily occur.

At CESIE we work on the prevention of all types of violence, including gender-based violence (see www.socialhut.eu to know more about our iniciatives). In this context, the WINGS project aims to facilitate the social-economic inclusion of third-country national women, based on gender and trauma-sensitive comprehensive inclusion support program.

In order to achieve this objective, we are currently working together with a linguistic expert, an employment counsellor and an ethnopsychologist expert in the implementation of the WINGS local social and labour inclusion program.

The WINGS program foresees the creation and implementation of a 48-hour language course designed to effectively involve women with a medium level of education, as well as a personalized employment counselling path to support their inclusion in the local labor market.

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About the project

WINGS – Supporting Women survivors of trafficking through a Comprehensive Integration Programme is a project funded by by Erasmus+, DG Home Affairs – Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), Assistance, support and integration of third-country national victims of trafficking in human beings.

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For further information

Read more about WINGS, visit the website Social Hut | The information hub for social inclusion and follow us on Facebook.

Contact Ruta Grigaliunaite: ruta.grigaliunaite@cesie.org.

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