Terms of Reference for Training Companies:
To Implement Training Regarding (soft skills)
Within (Lets make young women count: Empowering young women in food industries in the Gaza Strip) project
Women Affairs Center (WAC) was established on August 1991 by a group of activist professional women to promote women’s rights and gender equality within the Palestinian society via empowering and enhancing women abilities in a range of nontraditional skills to address the problems and respond to the needs of women under the difficult political, socioeconomic, cultural and legal context in the Gaza Strip. It’s a women knowledge based center playing an innovative and catalytic role in empowering women; and advocating women’s rights and gender equality in the Palestinian sustainable development process. WAC is an independent and non-profit Palestinian NGO with the purpose of empowering women and advocating women’s rights and gender equality through capacity development, information and innovative research and advocacy programs.
The World Bank (2018) stated that unemployment among youth reached 70% due to change in context reflected by lack of progress towards peace and reconciliation, a decline in donor funding and an unstainable economic situation. The percentage of households headed by a young person aged (15-29) reached 17%. Young women face in labor market multiple deprivations and constraints that underlie gender inequality especially lack of their employability skills. There are high unemployment rates (83%) among young women graduates.
WAC (2019) indicates in its study report “Navigating pathways of economic enablement for female graduates and heads of households’ survivors of GBV in Gaza Governorate” that food processing is needed to advance the self-employment and income opportunities for women with different levels of education while being relevant, feasible, effective, socially and culturally acceptable, and sustainable. It encourages joint/group income-generating projects.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the “Program for Access to Labour Market (PALM)” funded by The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). WAC signed a grant agreement with GIZ to implement the project titled: Let’s make young women count: Empowering young women in food industries in the Gaza Strip. Accordingly, the main objective of the project is increasing access of female unemployed TVET graduates and drop-outs to entrepreneurship and self-employment opportunities in the Gaza Strip. One of the project’s outcomes is to conduct
Goal of the Training
The training aims to provide40 female unemployed TVET graduates and drop-outs in soft skills
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