We are working on the web platform whilst discussing partnership with state agencies to develop content, products and services for segments, ensuring knowledge reaches each of the target audiences.
updated 18 Oct 2016
Meeting of Consultative Committee of workingwomen.lk
(hosted by CHA with lead partners)
Rationale for focus by CHA -77% of the population lives in areas considered rural, while the ratio of men to women in the labor force is 2:1, women are still more likely to be found in the agricultural work than men, this is also the sector in which the proportion of informal sector employment is very high, accounting for 90% of all employees, women are also much more likely than men to be unpaid family workers, Women’s unemployment rates in 2014 were twice that of men—6.5% for women compared to 3.1% for men, Women’s underemployment rates were also higher—3.4% for women compared to 2.4% for men in 2014, 34.7% of women were in the labor force (either employed or unemployed), compared to 74.6% of men, Pass rates at A level only 48% of boys and 58% of girls passed in 2013, women are much more likely than men to be unemployed or out of the labor force. Not only are unemployment rates higher among women than men but the gap increases at higher levels of education. In 2013, girls outnumbered boys beginning from grades 10–11; girls account for 56.6% of students in grades 12–13 (GCE A level studies) and 60% in undergraduate university enrolments. In 2008, only 76.8% of primary schools had running water, only 32.8% had a sufficient number of toilets for girls, At the secondary level, adolescent girls also face the issue of menstrual hygiene management (as do female teachers of all grades). We have 1066 Females per 1000 Males. 23.5% Female Headed households. 3.6%never married, 32.2Married, 64.3% widowed, separated, divorced.7.1% with no schooling, 68.9%upto grade10 and 23.9 passed O/L and above. A/L- 66.3% of Arts Stream, 51.2% science, 50.7 Commerce. 56.8% all streams.570,937 Women are-Public Employees,1,003,373, Private employees,28,623 Employers,680,369 Own account worker,592,560 unpaid family worker( Extracted from a recent ADB publication).
Dialog will provide training to enhance computer literacy- to use web and other tool, such as MS office email etc in E/T/S ; Provide internships for young women keen on joining the field of communication; Hold panel sessions from women to women on success stories for school leavers or O/L and A/L students; Promoting women to return to work, Dialog offers part time and full time opportunities at the contact center.
Women in Management (WIM) is holding a forum with key stake holders looking at supporting skilled women acquire certification enabling greater access to employment opportunities in Sri Lanka and overseas.
updated 18 Aug 2016
Initial Meeting of Consultative Committee of workingwomen.lk
An initial meeting with industry experts discussed in detail the goal of Goals and Objectives of initiating services to help women in Sri Lanka find employment in fields they have been trained in and wish to pursue. The secondary goal is to help women be on par with men in terms of employment opportunities. Achieved through the following objectives.
- help women highlight their skills, find the right job and earn.
- help employers in Sri Lanka find it easier to find female workers on one site
- develop Sri Lanka’s employment sector emphasizing on female employment
- be the first go-to website for female employment in Sri Lanka