Women in action: Productive unit of construction services

Women in action: Productive unit of construction services

Córdoba, province of Córdoba.

 PROJECT IN EXECUTION
WORK LINE: ORGANIZATIONAL AND PRODUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT
TECHNICAL AREA: INFRASTRUCTURE– TRAINING AND IMPACT
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Actors Involved

Las Omas Civil Association and EWB-Ar, Social Policies Provincial Council – 2021 Ayudar Fund – Government of Córdoba province, AVE-CEVE (Economical Housing Association through the Experimental Centre of Economical Housing), Holcim Foundation, Córdoba Materials Bank and Blangino S.A.

What we are doing

Together with Las Omas Civil Association, we are brewing a productive unit of construction services and precast elements, directed to women from Camino a Chacra de la Merced. This project seeks to favor economic independence and foster self-employment of women who are in situations of extreme social vulnerability. At the same time, we try to break with social and cultural paradigms that present the construction business as a male-only sphere, a situation that creates even greater social and work access asymmetries.

Why

Camino a Chacra de la Merced is a peri-urban area with precarious settlements and environmental pollution caused by tannery, mining and the sewage plant in Córdoba city. Besides, there is an absence of basic public services that creates a situation of great social and economic vulnerability. Most women from Camino a Chacra de la Merced who participate in Las Omas Civil Association do not have a stable economic income, or a job or access to formal education. Many of them are head of the houseold and must ensure the family income. 

With the implementation of this project, we will:

  • Facilitate job-placement for women from Chacra de la Merced.
  • Train and transfer construction technologies to socially excluded women, who suffer gender violence and poverty. 
  • Strengthen Las Omas Civil Association to plan, run and manage the productive unit. 
  • Promote gender equality in the construction business.

Work Team

Luciana Cabrera, Esteban de Olmos, Dolores Molina, Sofía Sánchez

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