AP State Skill Development Corporation has now inked MoU with UN Women to train migrant women in the state.
With a mission to ensure gender equity in all the spheres, state govt has found it necessary for the growth migrant women workers, thereby protecting them from falling prey to the con men beyond borders.
As per the recent note released by the CM, Andhra Pradesh witnesses a lot of women leaving to the Gulf to work as domestic maids. Over 60,000 women from the State, especially from East and West Godavari and Kadapa districts, go to Middle-East countries every year to work as domestic helps.
Presently, more than 8 Lakh women from the State are working in different countries as house maids. The State government is planning to impart training to about 10,000 women domestic workers, who are planning to work abroad, in the financial year 2015-16.
AP govt believes that training and an orientation program for these women from the State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC). This will not only enable skill enhancement but also provide a platform for them to share their experiences with others.
To this effect, the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ‘UN WOMEN’ (United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women) to achieve the core objective of identifying right jobs in the Gulf. Trainers will educate women workers about the nature of jobs and languages of the country they are going to work.
To this effect, relevant authorities have already begun a training program to create awareness among prospective women migrants to the Middle East. From migration management, evidence-building, policy advocacy and pragmatic interventions, the trainers will take this up in East Godavari, West Godavari and Kadapa districts, initially.
Mr Naidu believes that this will strengthen the institutional architecture on gender responsive labour migration management in the State. This kind of empowerment will make them well-informed about the jobs they will be taking up abroad.