NEED FOR VET AND TRAINING FOR RURAL WOMEN

Thus, rural women's access to education and training can have a major impact on their potential to access and benefit from income-generating opportunities and improve their overall well-being. A variety of approaches, including technical and vocational training, workplace training and training in new technologies need to address the various challenges that the target women face.

In addition, women need to be equip with alternative avenues to access information related to their rights, services and resources and social protection such as; the fundamental laws, inheritance and domestic/gender-based violence, sexual harassment at work places, market, health, nutrition and information and so on.

Women often have different training needs than men since they are more likely to work as contributing family workers, subsistence earners, home-based micro-entrepreneurs, or low-paid seasonal labourers, in addition to handling their domestic work and care responsibilities. Self-employed women are not regarded as entrepreneurs in many rural communities and thus have difficulty accessing entrepreneurship development training and services.