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EQUALITY

“Construction as a lady is an advantage in the future whereby you will be finding a lot of chances. You don't need to fear, you need to have the heart of saying 'I can do it', I need to exercise men's work.”

Ruth Kautingu

Disrupting boundaries, we engage women and vulnerable groups in construction.

72%

Of the women trained in 2016 - 2017 had no record of previous regular employment.

52%

Of total workforce employed since inception are female.

17%

Of the women trained in 2016 obtained construction-related employment in 2017.

WHY

Women perform 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food, but earn 10% of the income and own 1% of the property. In the construction industry women account for less than 10% of the total global workforce with fewer than 1% involved in on-site trades. We believe this needs to change.

HOW

We strive to ensure our workforces always consist of at least 50% women, performing the same jobs as their male counterparts at the same fair pay rates. We promote women to key leadership roles across our work sites and seek to build skills and competencies which are transferrable to a broad range of potential careers or income-generating ventures.

WHAT

We provide women with training in trade skills, job management and leadership on site, and provide mentoring to support future opportunities, linking women to advice on business and financial management or any other services they may require.