When Rural Jobs Disappear, Women Are The First To Lose Out

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 Non-farm activities now represent more than 65 percent of rural household incomes, as agriculture as the main source of income becomes gradually less prevalent, according to this 2017 paper released by Niti Aayog, the government’s policy think-tank. This reflects the way workers have had to diversify out of traditional, farm-based […]

What’s Driving Guwahati’s Women To Vote?

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 Over the past couple of years, political conversations about Assam have been dominated by the NRC and citizenship debates. This has only increased as campaigning heats up for the Lok Sabhaelection. But women were missing from the forefront through most of the protests and debates. Even though they otherwise occupy […]

When Rural Jobs Disappear, Women Are The First To Lose Out |

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 Mumbai and Nashik: When Kamal Gangrude looks across at the fields beside her home on the valley floor, she sees swathes of farmland which this year will not be weeded, ploughed or planted. Sold to developers who will build factories and roads or generally put it to non-agricultural use, the […]

Afghan government and USAID recognize women interns in Kandahar [EN/Dari/Pashto] – Afghanistan

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 Kandahar, Afghanistan – Today, sixty women graduates received government-issued certificates recognizing their year-long training and work experience through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) internship program. USAID’s internship program equips women with the knowledge and skills to qualify for jobs with the Afghan civil service. Fatima, a graduate of […]

How electrification empowers Indian women

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 Mumbai: In the five years of the Narendra Modi government, India has witnessed near-universal electrification, though the quality of power supply remains sub-standard. Addressing the supply challenge as demand for electricity rapidly increases will be key not only for India’s economic growth but also in empowering women in rural areas, […]