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Operation on Supporting Registered Women Employment (Women-Up)

Action /Activity:

Action I: Employment
Activity I.II: Promoting Employment and Employability

Title of the Operation:

Operation on Supporting Registered Women Employment (Women-Up)

Operation Number:


Implementation Period:

17.05.2021 – 16.01.2024

Operation Beneficiary:

Social Security Institution (SSI)
General Directorate of Insurance Premiums

Website / Social Media Accounts:

Interventions and Estimated Results:

Overall Objective: To increase registered women employment and women entrepreneurship.

Operation Purpose: To support registered women employment through granting for women employees who will be employed additionally by women entrepreneurs in the selected provinces within the scope of Operation.

Operation is composed of a direct grant component with a duration of 32 months.

Target groups of the Operation are the enterprises registered and run by women entrepreneurs for maximum 8 years before the start of the Operation and their women employees employed additionally.

In this context, 4000 women entrepreneurs will be supported within the scope of the Operation. With the additional 4000 women workers to be employed in these enterprises, the Operation will have a positive impact on the Turkish labour market via reaching 8000 women.

Wage reimbursements provided to women employers is expected to support small-scale women entrepreneurs and promote registered women employment. During the project, approximately 4000 women employers will be supported. The amount of wage reimbursement will be 320 Euros (can not exceed 65% of the total cost of an employee to the employer). The wage reimbursement will be given on a monthly basis for maximum 20 months.

Within the scope of the Operation, following provinces have been determined to take a wage reimbursement; Ankara, İstanbul, Samsun, Aydın, Denizli, Şanlıurfa, Kahramanmaraş.

In selection of the pilot provinces, following criteria have been taken into account:

-Socio-economic development levels of the provinces,
-Number of insured women entrepreneurs in those provinces,
-Population of the provinces,
-Budget constraints and priorities of the Operation,
-Capacity of Provincial Directorates of Social Security,
-Regional distribution at country level.

Current Situation:
(As of April 2022)

Implementation period, which was suspended on 01.06.2020 in order to minimise the negative impacts of Covid-19 pandemic, was restarted on 17.05.2021.

Under the current situation;

• Software program for the grant application system has been completed.
• Recruitment of project team has been fully completed.
• Office supplies, mobile phones and visibility materials have been delivered to local offices.
• A 4-days training has been delivered for Operation staff and SSI personnel.
• Local office staff has been trained on unregistered work and registered employment.
• Communication Strategy of the Operation has been prepared.
• Opening Conference was held on 16.04.2022.
• Pre-application to grants via E-devlet was enabled on 21.02.2022.
• Between 24 February and 22 March 2022, media meetings were organized in 7 target provinces where the Operation is being implemented and information visits to TESK-TOBB have been realised