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Presentation on theme: "DUNGANNON & SOUTH TYRONE BOROUGH COUNCIL GENDER ACTION."— Presentation transcript:


2 Gender Development Plan Community Officer Political

3 Gender Development Plan Working Group set up – 7 Officers & 3 Members Meet Quarterly Annual Newsletter Plan events, training, conference

4 COMMUNITY LEVEL:- Women’s programmes since 2004 Retail Programme for Unemployed Retail/Customer Service Programme for Employed & Unemployed Cross-border/Community Programmes funded through Peace 11 & Peace 11 Extension monies)

5 Retail/Customer Service Programmes Level 2 & 3 Qualifications ECDL (ICT) Qualification Quality Work Placements Shortlisted for Training Journal Award & Aontas Award

6 S.E.E.K – Skills, Education, Employment & Knowledge Funded by European Social Fund & Department for Employment & Learning Match funding from Council (also South West College & Coalisland Training Services) Council – Lead Partner

7 Aim of S.E.E.K:- ‘ To increase the supply of skilled, educated, knowledge workers in our economy & help them gain sustained employment by providing training opportunities/skills development for approximately 48 unemployed women over a 3 year period’

8  N Ireland – S.E.E.K  Republic of Ireland - mentoring  Poland - coaching  Slovenia – business start up  Spain – work/life balance, women into politics Trans-national Element - EMPOWER

9 Partners from Republic of Ireland, Spain & Poland travelled to N I to meet with women on S.E.E.K & Management Committee & Council’s Mayor Management Committee travelled to Spain & Slovenia to meet with women’s groups, employers, trainers & job centre managers to share best practice ideas Collaboration & Partnership with Trans-national partners

10 Personal & Social Development Mix of ages, abilities, community/religious backgrounds, migrant/ethnic minorities added to group dynamics & promoted cultural awareness & diversity - High level of peer learning

11 One to one tuition, additional classes Flexibility – tailored to suit learner Mentoring Coaching Quality Work Placements Contribution to travel/child/elder care Varied Menu to choose from Learner Centred Approach:-

12 Project Outcomes:- Recruitment set at 36 to 48 (maximum) 64 recruited & 58 completed training 8 found full-time employment 12 found part-time employment 1 into self-employment 21 into further education/training

13 Project Outcomes:- 45 achieved level 2 qualifications 29 achieved level 3 qualifications 39 achieved the full ECDL 8 achieved ESOL qualifications 5 achieved Essential Skills –Literacy & 2 Numeracy 16 availed of work sampling (3 secured employment)

14 Diversity of Group:- 2 Portuguese 3 Lithuanian 1 Latvian 1 African 1 Chinese 1 Brazilian




18 OFFICER LEVEL:- Events – Women in Local Council’s Week Volunteering Days – Willowbank & Sperrinview Special Needs School Women’s Conference – entrepreneurial theme –local business women Coaching

19 Women in Local Council’s Week


21 Volunteering Day:-

22 Volunteering Day:_

23 Women’s Conference – March 12


25 MEMBER LEVEL:- Local Democracy Week Met with SEEK participants during Women in Local Council’s week Hub for Western Region Women’s Conference – Question & Answer session with Female Councillors

26 Local Democracy Week:- No of Events addressing theme:- ‘Women in Politics’ Mayor hosted event to engage with migrant workers Post primary schools – overview of Council, speed dating, election of ‘Mayor for Day’ SELB Youth worker facilitated session & recruited no. of students for youth forum

27 Political Gender Champion discusses her role with SEEK participants:- Political Champion explained typical day in life of Councillor & how got involved in community/ politics Questions & Answers from participants

28 Women in Local Council’s Week

29 Hub for Western Region:- First Hub meeting took place in 2011 Further meeting planned for May 2012 Dungannon, Cookstown, Magherafelt, Omagh & Fermanagh Councils Implementation of equal participation of women & integration of women into public life & decision making roles

30 Women’s Conference – 8 th March 3 Female Councillors engaged in Question & Answer session as part of conference in a bid to encourage more females to get involved in politics/public life Conference attended by women from community/voluntary sectors & students from post primary schools

31 Thank You and Any Questions?


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