SernamEG Los Ríos "Women Heads of Household" program opens its 2021 applications to support women's economic autonomy

This month registrations began to be part of the "Women Heads of Household" program that the National Women's Service runs throughout Chile and in Los Ríos provides tools for economic autonomy to more than 800 women in the region. The Regional Director of the portfolio, Waleska Fehrmann Atero, urged women to transform their lives through the support provided by the program to strengthen and promote their insertion in the workplace.


January 22, 2021

Eleven will be the communes of Los Ríos where women interested in acquiring new labor tools will be able to be part of one of the anchor programs of the National Service for Women and Gender Equity: the Women Heads of Household Program, whose objective is to contribute to deep processes of empowerment of women heads of household, through training and training workshops and job qualification that allow them to acquire tools to improve their living conditions and their levels of autonomy through access to the world of work paid dependent or independent. This program is executed through an agreement between SernamEG and the municipalities of each of the 11 communes.


In this regard, the Regional Director of SernamEG Los Ríos, Waleska Fehrmann Atero, pointed out that “The commune teams, in charge of the program, are already receiving applications from women interested in strengthening their economic autonomy through job placement, an initiative that since 1992 is aimed at providing tools to women between 18 and 65 years of age, allowing them access to quality jobs and to strengthen the development of their enterprises, training 758 women from the Los Ríos region online during the year 2020”.


“It is important to mention that due to the health contingency of Covid-19, the community teams deployed in the region had to make changes in their way of working, suspending all direct contact with the program participants, having as a great challenge to implement methodological adjustments to the Training Workshops for Work, through a new planning of execution of workshops, meetings, training, among other activities, each team used new ways to maintain contact with the participants”, specified the regional authority. “During this year we will continue to work allied with each municipality under the same modality, depending on the situation and phase of the Paso a Paso plan in which each commune finds itself. We now have an online registration process which is available on our SernamEG website. ”, added Waleska Fehrmann Atero.


“We invite women to join this program, which immediately results in women more prepared to work or undertake, but also with new and many more networks and new experiences. The Women Heads of Household Program has resulted in a high percentage of women finding work, entering the labor market and improving their businesses”, explained the Regional Director of SernamEG Los Ríos.



“Women Heads of Household” in the territory

It should be noted that in Los Ríos, the program is present in the communes of Valdivia, Corral, Lanco, Mariquina, Los Lagos, La Unión, Paillaco, Río Bueno, Lago Ranco, Panguipulli and from April of this year the Futrono commune will be added. . The Registration dates vary according to the programming of each commune. For more information, contact the municipalities where the "Women Heads of Household" program is carried out. (SEE BOX) or you can also call the regional address of SernamEG, located at Carlos Anwandter #321, Valdivia. Contact the numbers: 225498699 or 225498687, or write to the professional in charge of the program: Jorge Pacheco Rosas at the email: [email protected]


Requirements to apply

ü Be between 18 and 65 years of age.

ü Being the head of the household: the head of the household is understood as the woman who is economically active, has family responsibilities and is the main economic breadwinner of the household. It will also include women who are in the condition of "head worker of secondary nucleus" (economically active woman who lives within a household that has a male or female head other than her, but with her economic contribution she maintains family responsibilities of its core).

ü Belong to the first three income quintiles.

ü Be economically active: be working dependently, independently or looking for work.

ü Live or work in the communes where the program is implemented.

ü Not having been a participant in the Women Heads of Household Program in the last 3 years.

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