Fostering an Enabling Environment for Women at Work in Bosnia and Herzegovina through Gender Equality Seal for Private Enterprises

FEEWW project

Gender-based discrimination in employment and the labour market represents a significant challenge in BiH. Gender inequality is reflected in lower employment rates for women, with the current labour force participation rate for women in BiH being at 35.2%, while for men it is 58.7%. Despite the law provisions that prohibit it, the gender pay gap persists. According to the 2015 World Bank Survey, hourly pay is around 9% higher in favour of men in BiH.

FEEWW project objective

Engage governments, civil society, and the private sector to endorse and pilot the international Gender Equality Seal (GES) and support selected enterprises in BIH in establishing and achieving standards that promote gender equality and empower women at the workplace.


Project components:

✔ Strengthening capacities of institutional partners on the implementation of Gender Equality Seal
standard
✔ Endorsement of GEMS and GEMS contextualisation through multi-stakeholder consultations
✔ Training of GEMS advisors/agents to provide technical support to enterprises
✔ Promotion and awareness raising on Gender Equality Seal standard
✔ Developing capacities of selected enterprises on gender equality assessment and Gender Seal
implementation;
✔ Supporting the development of Gender Equality Action Plans for selected enterprises
 

Expected results:

  • Institutional partners strengthened to establish and enable the environment for implementation of the Gender Equality Seal standard
  • Strengthened capacities of selected enterprises on gender equality assessment and Gender Seal Implementation

 

Duration:

2022 - 2024

Donor:

United Nations Development Programme

Value: 

USD 68,364.00

Main partners: 

Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Impact

START DATE

November 2022

END DATE

August 2023

STATUS

Completed

PROJECT OFFICE

Bosnia and Herzegovina

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

GOVERNMENT OF TURKIYE

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$94,326

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2022$0

2023$27,157

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