Project Disha empowering women with skilling

Clement Chauvet talks about labour force participation

August 4, 2017

/ By / Delhi

Project Disha, launched in 2015 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and initiated by IKEA Foundation, aims to lead women towards better employability. With an objective to include women in a male dominated work-sphere and bridge the gender gap in labour force participation in India, Disha is skilling women and making them ready for jobs and also helping them establish small businesses, that go beyond stitching and handicrafts. Clement Chauvet, chief, skills and business development at UNDP, talks to MIGTV about the project’s target of improving lives of one million women in three years. Since its inception a-year-and-a-half ago, Disha has been able to impact the lives of 50,000 women, while overcoming various challenges that persist in a society still influenced by various restricting social norms and traditions.

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