Commitment to Action

Beyond Convention: Technical Training for Women in India

Commitment by

Feminist Approach To Technology

In 2011, Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) committed to training 1,500 Indian women over the subsequent three years in non-conventional technical skills, including electrical repair, plumbing, and automobile repair, in order to widen their employment options. Additionally, FAT committed to provide participants with job search training, interviewing skills, and strategies for coping with and ultimately mitigating the challenge of working in male dominated industries. Through this work FAT aimed to increase the awareness of and participation in technical careers by Indian women and contribute to breaking stereotypes that prevent them from feeling incapable and uncomfortable working in traditionally male dominated careers.

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Commitment

Beyond Convention: Technical Training for Women in India

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$768,438

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

Feminist Approach To Technology

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

North East Network