Changing Gender Narratives by promoting Non-Traditional Skills
Today, the challenge is that compared to men and boys, access to skill development opportunities to make them self-reliant and independent is not the same for the women and girls. Any programme offering skill training to women and girls should match the market requirements and opportunities along with commitment on the part of employers to hire them. We believe that skill development is a means of achieving gender equality and can improve the status of women and girls. Women, over the years, have been denied livelihood opportunities in many non traditional skills such as professional driving, plumbing, electrical repairing and maintenance etc. Providing skills to women and girls in non-traditional roles and occupations and increasing gender sensitivity at the workplace can significantly change the gender narratives and give them better control over their lives.