Social Protection

Social Protection

Women’s economic empowerment - in numbers
improving working conditions in the garment sector supply chains
The northeast of Brazil is one of the country’s poorest regions. The population suffers from recurrent droughts and lack of access to water sources and technology. Adaptive technology during periods of droughts is crucial for their survival.  Sharing of experiences and best practices among women groups in a solidary and cooperative way is increasing their political and economic empowerment.  
Women are producing corn in Agrovila Palmares, municipality of Apodi, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
Strengthening the voice and economic opportunities of vulnerable women from the northeast of Brazil
Improving gender equality, reducing vulnerabilities and building sustainable and inclusive economies and societies.    Q. What is the status of women’s economic empowerment across the world?
DEVCO and the International Labour Organization’s International Training Centre (ITCILO) recently organised a training to strengthen EU staffs’ capacities to promote the creation of more inclusive and decent employment, particularly for youth. The recent training, ‘Creating more and better jobs for youth’, was held over 5 days in Brussels for EU staff at both HQ and EU Delegation level. 
For World Day against Child Labour on 12 June, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organised a conference followed by an interactive workshop: United to end child labour in agriculture.
United to end child labour in agriculture
Social protection is a human right, designed to protect individuals and their families. The Social Protection Systems Programme, has been supporting sustainable and inclusive social protection systems.

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