According to European Economic and Social Committee, women with disabilities constitute 16% of the total population of women in Europe, which means in the EU there are approximately 40 million women and girls with disabilities. Women with disabilities face intersectional discrimination in all areas of life, including, socio-economic disadvantages, social isolation, violence against women, forced sterilisation and abortion, lack of access to community services, low-quality housing, institutionalisation, inadequate health care and denial of the opportunity to contribute and engage actively in society. In the light of these facts, women with disabilities should participate in employment because having a job strengthen people in terms of self confidence and financially, and prevent social exclusion. Women with disabilities not only can work as a worker in a workplace but also they can be entrepreneur in the worklife.
Our Approach to Develop the Argumentation
Ready Women training curriculum is divided into six different modules, and this module 3 is specifically addresses the theme of the accompanying strategy for discover and to utilise the entrepreneurial skills for the women with disabilities. In this regard it is good to underline the role of entrepreneural skills.
- Recognize and Manage The ‘Entrepreneuiral Skills’ : Concept of entrepreneurship, types of entrepreneurship (technic, original, inner, environmentalist, social, digital, commercial and so on). Social and digital entrepreneurship are more suitable for women with disabilities.
- Factors that affect entrepreneurship : Individual and external/societal
- Entrepreneurship Conditions in Relevant Country : Legislation, bureaucratic process, government supports, taxes, financial supports, courses in private and public sector. These conditions may vary in every country. People will get information about process and realize opportunities for entrepreneurship.
- How to set up or evaluate a new business: Learning how to set up a new business, evaluate potential opportunities and risks about a new business with SWOT analyse, conducting market research, searching for rising business and life trends.
- Showing examples of successful entrepreneurship (especially women with disabilities): Successful women entrepreneurship can give courage to the other women for the first step. These people should be selected in relevant country.
- Test to evaluate progress recorded : First Test on paper (with a total of 30 multiple choice questions), for a total of two hours, aimed at establishing the progress achieved; Test correction peer to peer; open comparison on the result of the course.
- Providing women with disabilities to gain courage for being entrepreneur.
- Providing women with disabilities to give information about entrepreneurship (bureaucratic process, government supports, financial supports, courses and so on.)
- Providing women with disabilities to begin to work, earn income and attend social life.
- Providing women with disabilities to be independent and gain self-confidence.