Fostering an Enabling Environment for Women at Work in Bosnia and Herzegovina through Gender Equality Seal for Private Enterprises
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.
✔ Strengthening capacities of institutional partners on the implementation of Gender Equality Seal
✔ 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
✔ Supporting the development of Gender Equality Action Plans for selected enterprises
- 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
United Nations Development Programme
GOVERNMENT OF TURKIYE
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS