The International Labor Organization, as part of its agenda of promoting decent work, is working together with the Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) and other organizations rooted in the informal sector to build the capacities of workers in the informal sector in knowledge and skills for an effective roll out of SRHR, HIV/AIDS and Gender Equality in their communities.
The VISET secretariat, together with the secretariat members of other informal sector CBOs, received a training of trainers modeled understanding of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV/AIDS and Gender Equality from the ILO between the 31st of July 2017 and the 2nd of August 2017 at Crown Plaza, with a view to cascading this knowledge down to their respective members in the informal sector. The intervention came at the background of an absence of tailored or targeted programs on SRHR, HIV/AIDS and Gender Equality for the informal sector by the government of Zimbabwe, which forms part of the decent work deficits that characterize the Zimbabwean new economy, the informal economy, which has now become the employer of over 90% of Zimbabwe’s economically active population. VISET, with the support of ILO, will soon begin to cascade the training to its membership nationwide, which is a critical sector of the Zimbabwean labor force and citizenry.
Source: Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET)