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Nari-O-Sishu Kalyan Kendra is implementing the programme named ‘Changing Gender Norms by Promoting Non-Traditional Skills and Livelihoods for Girls and Young Women’ with support from the Girls Count Carmdaksh and Ford Foundation, in Howrah district.

Objectives of the programme:

The objective of the intervention is to influence larger narrative and norms around gender roles and occupations, and change the public discourse around it. The key objective is to promote non-traditional skills training for girls and young women in the district and employ them in areas of work that are considered to be non-traditional for creating space of the vulnerable as self- sustained and self – dependent.

Aims of the programme:

  •  Deliberate on different aspects of non-traditional skills and livelihoods for women and girls
  • Understand government policies and programmes around skill development and livelihoods
  • Explore avenues and opportunities to partner with state and non-state actors on the issue

Project Area: Howrah District

Priority Groups: Girls and women between 18 and 35 years.

Non-traditional livelihood based skill training for Women’s & Girls: Mobile Repairing & Electrician, Toto driving