28 th M eeting of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee Edinburgh, Scotland 13-14 September 2010. Gülseren Onanç President, KAGIDER. What Did KAGIDER Do?. Women Employment Campaign , WE WANT A JOB ! - To g overnment and politicians :
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28thMeeting of the
EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee
13-14 September 2010
Boosting female employment and providing better conditions for the labor force are main the goals to be met. These goals are also the building blocks of the National Employment Strategy of Turkey.
KAGIDER proposes certain policy areas and tools to meet these goals;
1) Harmonizing private and professional life
-A new Child Care Scheme, Child care services in Turkey should be reformed by certain tax exemption and subsidy mechanisms without putting the burden on employers.
-Part time job scheme with social security framework
-Forming and extending the parental leave for both males and females.
2) Support to first job seeker women, National Employment Institution (ISKUR) can build a new program for creating employment opportunities for women who seek job for the first time.
3) Support to entrepreneurship, Special support to entrepreneur candidates in child care sector via Small and Medium Size Enterprises Development and Support Institution (KOSGEB)
4) Gender Certification, Awareness raising on women friendly working environments. A certification mechanism can be established to objectively assess the corporate policies and practices of the private companies based on certain gender equality criteria.