Indian Women, Inordinately Burdened By HouseWork, Pay The Motherhood Penalty

Delhi/Gurgaon: Underneath two gigantic chandeliers in the conference room of a posh Gurgaon hotel, 250 elegantly dressed women are ferociously beating drums. Faster, slower, louder, stop. It’s easie...

As Indian Women Leave Jobs, Single Women Keep Working. Here’s Why

New Delhi: For as long as she can remember, Kolkata-based Ruchhita Kazaria, 36 and never married, has known she would have to get a job. Two of her elder sisters started working right after school: ...

How Scooters Are Helping Haryana’s Women Get To Work

Madhuban and Sonepat (Haryana): It’s training day at the Haryana Police Academy in Madhuban, where 14 women constables stand to attention alongside their shiny Honda Duets, white helmets clamped to ...

‘Safe Daycare For Children & Safe Public Transport Will Increase Women’s Socio-Economic Involvement’

New Delhi: Women in urban India turn down better employment opportunities further away from home in favour of lower-paid local opportunities as the public transport system is often unreliable or unaff...

3 In 4 Indian Women Don’t Work. Can Skilling And Guaranteed Jobs Change That?

Female garment workers at an assembly line at a factory in Bengaluru. The garment industry may hold the potential to unlock female labour supply in India as it creates 8.2 female jobs per Rs 1 lakh in...

Bihar’s Poorest Women Are Changing Their Lives, With A Little Help

Gaya (Bihar): Amola Devi had never been to school, had never seen the inside of a bank and is a musahar, or rat-catcher, a Dalit caste so low and marginalised that the Bihar government puts it in a sp...

Judge To Worker: The Spread Of Sexual Harassment In India

It’s invariably a rough crowd at the Traffic Court--not fun to deal with for any magistrate, male or female. Lawyers cussing over minor traffic fines is all in a day’s work. Yet, when she passed a...

Why Himachali Women Work: A Jam Factory May Have Answers

The all-women team at the Bhuira Jam Factory in Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh. Having a job has meant empowerment in tangible ways. Everyone, even the temporary employees, has a bank account and post office savings schemes.   Bhuira, Himachal Pradesh: No jam was being made that morning at the Bhuira Jam Factory in this remote … Continued ...

Why India’s Most Educated Women Are Leaving Jobs Faster Than Others

  New Delhi/Gurugram: It was while working for a shopping website that Parul A Mittal, 43, discovered her calling as a writer. It was 2008. She had been working for 12 years, was at middle management level at her company and no reason to quit.   Except her younger daughter had just begun showing signs … Continued ...

Why India’s Hospitality Sector Must Win Over Parents Of The Skilled Women It Needs

Swati Shinde, an assistant food production trainer at the Pace Hospitality Training Centre, teaches a class that at present has no women students. Swati was married soon after she completed grade VIII but she was soon back home with a newborn son and hasn’t looked back. Today she earns enough for her mother to lead … Continued