BY 2030, 30% OF OUR PROJECT-RELATED ROLES WILL BE REPRESENTED BY WOMEN
In developing and post-conflict areas, the involvement of women in the workplace lowers drastically. Yet, we know that the participation of women across all facets of society, including the workplace, is central to realizing gender equality and creating more peaceful and prosperous countries. By presenting potential female hires to clients, and creating welcoming and safe environments for all, together with our clients we can advance gender equality in the workplace by 2030.
Number of female candidates who have signed up with CTG since the launch of Female First
The percentage of CTG’s female staff working on humanitarian projects in Somalia
Awards CTG has won for our efforts promoting women empowerment in conflict settings
We have implemented and signed up to the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in all our eligible offices. We continue to use our influence in the local communities we work within both at headquarters and in our field offices.
FACILITATING FEMALE FIRST
We use a three-pronged approach to encourage the employment of more women in the field.
We boost the number of suitable candidates in our database through online and outreach campaigns, developing partnerships with local universities, and training women through our Committed to Good Curricula.
One in three candidates put forward to clients are women.
We advocate the importance of hiring women to our clients and share monthly success stories.
WAYS WE ACTION FEMALEFIRST
- We work with our clients to increase budgets to allow for gender-sensitive working environments.
- We unlock unconscious bias with recruiters and those responsible for selecting candidates.
- We help educate local communities on unconscious bias around women in the workplace.
- We tackle challenges such as reaching more potential female candidates by increasing visibility, connecting via outreach programmes and helping women access applications in areas where internet is not always readily available.
My path to becoming a Human Rights Monitor, started with a passion for the law. In Hadhramaut, I was the first female lawyer. There was a big outcry, especially from my father’s tribe, as they say that being a lawyer is a man’s job.
LAMEES HASAN AL-HAMDI Human Rights Monitor, Yemen
TRAINING WOMEN FOR
A BRIGHTER FUTURE
CTG partners with local universities in countries of operation to host FemaleFirst Career Development Workshops. Initiated in Gaza in 2018, the workshops invite recent female graduates for training on job applications. In 2019, the workshops took place in Somalia, focusing on CV and cover letter writing, job interview tips, and marketing yourself on LinkedIn.
Read our Female First brochure for more information on our gender parity initiatives.
WOMEN IN AID:
INTERNSHIP AND MENTORSHIP
This programme aims to engage young women interested in aid and development and gender equality. We work with women of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to provide tangible experience and mentorship opportunities to enable them to develop a successful career in the aid and development sectors.