TDEA is implementing a three-year Enhancing Women Workers’ Access to Market (EWAM) with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pakistan. The project is the continuation of a similar initiative that completed in December 2018. The project aims to contribute to improving working environment for women workers in formal sectors of Pakistan. It will address a core set of issues that continue to obstruct and impede women’s economic participation primarily by enhancing the individual and organizational capacities of women workers such as their ability to negotiate and advocate their collective priorities and demands with employers, policymakers, and legislators. Additionally, through advocacy, public education and other practical steps, the project will increase understanding of legislators, policy-makers and the public about changes necessary in legislative and administrative frameworks governing women’s labour. The proposed project will be implemented in 14 industrial districts and at least 10 special industrial and economic zones in Pakistan.
Duration: April 2019 – March 2023
Funding Agency: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pakistan