Women Empowerment through Professional Training

Project title:
"Women Empowerment through Professional Training"
Funding Agency: Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association
Assisted by: Republican Employment Service
Target Group:
Unemployed women from Ararat, Masis and Yerevan
Project Duration:
1 August 2003 - 31 March 2004

Introduction to the project

During the transition period it became vital to enhance the women’s role in development of the Democratic Societies. That was the reason why a number of women’s organizations were established in Armenia aiming to cover wide range of women’s problems. However, these organizations still need support in dealing with such problems like women unemployment, their re-qualification and training, understanding and adaptation of the latest changes in the social environment, as well as their better positioning in the society.  

We believe that our contribution to overcome these problems will be a considerable step towards the development of real open and civil society. The project will be a partly solution for the problems, which is facing the target group.

The purpose of the project is to contribute to the enhancement of the women’s role in the society, through delivery of contemporary professional knowledge and assistance in further successful employment.  

‘IATC’ Fund recognizes that the role of public institutions is evident in building a democratic society. Being a non-governmental organization, IATC is aiming to address the problems emerging during the transition period for various groups of society through supporting them by providing with knowledge and practical tools for functioning in new social-economic environment of Armenia.

As one of this groups in our society, who needs immediate support actions, we recognize unemployed women. On this issue IATC initiated collaboration with one of the leading women NGOs in Armenia – All-Armenian Women Union.

The project will start on 1st of August, 2003.

Major outputs resulting from implementation of this project:  

About 60 women are trained in total of 160 hours though intensive training program, which will help them to start up new professional career. In addition, the participants will be provided with:

 -    6 hours meeting with psychologist aiming psychological rehabilitation of participants,

 -  Ability to recognize and address their problems to legislative and executive bodies, as well as to non-governmental organizations, 

 - Practical tools for good understanding of their opportunities in changing economic and legal environment,

 - Additional skills to get oriented in Employer – Employee relations,

 - Competitiveness in employment market,

 - Support for further employment from Employment Republican Service, coordinated by “IATC” Fund.  

During the course the participants also will have 2 meetings with psychologist.

The proposed number of participants is 60 unemployed women from Ararat, Masis and Yerevan cities, seeking for a new qualification. The selection of the participants will be carried out with an assistance of All-Armenian Women Union. The project is mainly directed to the representatives of regions.


Brief Description of the Content

The training course will be conducted according to the following program:

1. Financial Accounting Framework,

2. Chart of Accounts of the RA & Main Accounting Standards,

3. Applied Accounting,

4. Tax System of RA,
5. Business Law & Contractual Issues,

6. Computer Skills,

7. Women rights and role in the Civil Society,

8. How to apply for a job.