Turning Point: New pathways
Partner: Cooperativa Sociale QUID
This project reaches out to women who, on account of a personal vulnerability or past trauma, struggle to enter the labour market. Turning Point gives them the opportunity of a stable job in the dressmaking industry. Step after step is taken towards professional growth and social integration for women from difficult backgrounds or looking for humanitarian protection in our country. Women who need to regain their confidence in themselves and in their future.
ISTAT, the Italian National Institute of Statistics, tell us that one in every two women of working age is unemployed. In this context, the risk of social and professional exclusion is extremely high for women living in difficult social circumstances or who are part of disadvantaged or protected categories.
We offer these women a programme of training and psychological support to help them build relationships in the workplace and to improve the position of women in society. The technical training is delivered with the help of professional tailors from Quid, our partner, within the production and packaging area, to learn how to use specific machinery and conduct quality control. Tutors assist the beneficiaries of the project to help them acquire specific skills, helping them to grow professionally and take their place in society. And to return to a normal, worry-free life. Psychological support is provided by an external consultant who gives the women guidance during psychological and emotional support sessions, organising meetings with territorial bodies dealing with gender issues and the protection and rights of women.