“Women who have worked before marriage are more likely to come back to work after a break of few years than those who have not worked at all,” said Clement Chauvet, Chief, Skill and Business Development, UNDP India.
In conversation with Pramit Ghosh from The CSR Journal, Chauvet elaborated on various programs that UNDP is working on, and its plans for the future in terms of reducing the unemployment gap in the country.
Women represent 51% of the world’s population. Them not working is a major drawback in any economy. In order to ensure that more women work, UNDP is making efforts from convincing the guardians, to tying up with big brands like IKEA who indulge in skilling the women from underprivileged backgrounds, and offer them a job based on their skills. In order to ensure that more women work even after getting married, the organisation is trying to design a system where the education would include apprentice or internship which would provide them with a work experience. This would give them a taste of being able to earn, be independent and strong enough to support the family, which would in return motivate the women to go back to work after a necessary break of few years after the wedding.
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