Five key lessons about women and work in India

TO GO WITH Women-rights-India-education-social,FEATURE by Rupam Jain Nair
This photo taken on November 10, 2011 shows women of African origin gathering around Magan Kanwar, 45, (2nd R) as she teaches them to integrate circuit boards for solar lights at the Barefoot College in Tilonia town in the Indian state of Rajasthan.  India's Barefoot College was started by social entrepreneur Sanjit "Bunker" Roy in 1972 and has been breaking taboos ever since, educating women who are often second-class citizens discouraged from getting an education.   AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT

While marginally more women work in India than in Pakistan (27 percent and 25 percent, respectively), Pakistan’s female labour-force participation rate is growing and India’s is declining. The percentage of women working in Bangladesh is three times higher than in India, which ranks last among BRICS countries in terms of women’s labour-force More...

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