Women’s Skill Development
Women’s empowerment and their work force participation are their fundamental rights which enable them to have control over their lives and in continuation mark their influence in the society. Oftentimes, women face discrimination and gender inequalities in general, but,due to certain hindrances like educational attainment level and social barriers, some women experience multiple discrimination and exclusion as well.
Women in our society have different training needs than men since they are burdened with household chores and their off-springs responsibilities, moreover, at times contribute as a subsistence farmers or low-paid labourers. Despite India’s growing GDP at around 7% Female Labour Force Participation is going down i.e. 34% to 27%. Moreover, the female-male wage gap has also been stagnant on 50% (HDR, 2018). Hence, the Skill Development becomes a key to improve their household capacity, autonomy and employability. Income earning opportunities also enhances their sustainable livelihood and development in a long run.Skill India mission was launched in July 2015 by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and since then it has transformed lives of over 35.36 lakh women through empowering them for better and secured livelihood through skill training. Since then lakhs of women underwent skill-based training and have improved their lives.
We began with our Skill based training program in 2018 under which we have launched two programs: Women Security Guard Training Program and Office Assistant Training Program.
Data Source : ( ILOSTAT, 2017 , Human Development Report 2018)