Engineering Change: Women Build Skills for the Future

A group of young women in Haryana has quietly shattered stereotypes and blazed a trail for many others to follow. These young women have successfully completed a short vocational training course in plastic engineering and are now working in industrial hubs, in and around the state. 

The women learned about and availed of this skill-building opportunity through Disha project, a three-year partnership between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Xyntéo and India Development Foundation (IDF), supported by IKEA Foundation.

Stories of Change

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Heading in the Right Direction: Career Counselling Programmes for Young Women

Career Guidance Counselling Centres are motivating young women to secure careers that empower them. For 18 year old Razia Sultan, pursuing a 2-year course in civilmore 

Building Skills, Building Futures
Building Skills, Building Futures

For Kavita, a 23 year-old mother of two, educated till the eighth  grade and from a poor family, the very idea of being employed was, untilmore 

Shattering Myths on the Factory Floor
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Shattering Myths on the Factory Floor

Increasing women’s participation in India’s workforce is a key challenge for both the government and private sector. In the country’s steel industry, an important driver ofmore 

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