Miranda Mandaria discusses women`s rights in informal sector of Georgia

Ms. Miranda Mandaria, the chairwoman of Self-Employed and Commercial workers union and GTUC Woman Network Coordinator, Eter Matureli discuss women`s rights in the program “geography of labor”. They talk about the difference between the public sector employed woman and their labor rights and the informal sector employed woman labor rights. Although the changes which were made in labor code, they are a number of problems.

The changes of labor code fail to protect the rights of employed woman properly, that`s why it`s needed to ratify the ILO Convention 183 and to comply Georgian legislation with the ILO Conventions 100 and 111 which have been already ratified by country and which will help women to protect their rights of motherhood as long as they having better conditions during pregnancy and afterwards.

The government should take care of women who are employed in the informal sector by imposing some benefits and help during pregnancy. It`s important to correct any legislative gaps, which gives advantage to public sector employed woman than in the informal sector employed woman.

Here is a link of the interview in Radio TV – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EObxm4MJFIg