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How platforms are helping Women proportion to grow across sectors in India

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 10, 2019, 3:22 pm IST
Updated Sep 10, 2019, 3:22 pm IST
Platforms are addressing problems and helping these women to make changes in the society.
A recent Deloitte report showed that women’s participation in the Indian labour force has fallen to 26% in 2018 from 36.7% in 2005
 A recent Deloitte report showed that women’s participation in the Indian labour force has fallen to 26% in 2018 from 36.7% in 2005

The government has begun work on a comprehensive policy to increase the participation of women in the workforce over the next five years to at least 30%, in line with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poll promise. India needs to increase the women workforce to the global average of 48% in 10 next years: Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog.

According to a study published in the Area Development and Policy (ADP) journal – The economic growth does not have an immediate positive impact on gender equality, lack of health infrastructure is majorly contributing to the diminishing women labour force in the country,

 

A recent Deloitte report showed that women’s participation in the Indian labour force has fallen to 26% in 2018 from 36.7% in 2005, pointing out that 95% or 195 million women are employed in the unorganised sector or in unpaid jobs. Many of the issues for these women are the same, from questions of male domination to secret dialogue, to discrimination to pay inequalities, to travelling solo and get a better education. Platforms are addressing this problem and helping these women to make changes in the society/ showcase talent in society and also help to increase the participation of women at the workplace by reskilling and upskilling the employees

From providing education to women in the remotest area to ensure solo women travelling and exploring cities, ensuring safety and security to student accommodation outside India and companies taking steps for Women harassment

These platforms are:

Ensuring women safety if they are travelling – Zostel Committed to revolutionize the idea of travelling and socializing in the country, Zostel is a community-led, experience-driven ecosystem carrying a variety of service offerings under its belt. These include providing social and private accommodation, conducting outdoor activities, and curating original entertainment events, among others. Originally incepted as a hostel chain for backpackers, the company’s mission is to mobilise local communities across India and establish a robust, accessible, and trustworthy travel ecosystem. Zostel aims to achieve this objective by leveraging a strategic blend of technology, capital, and regional resources. The company’s USPs include its rich community of artists, high-functioning professionals, and fun-loving people who come together to stay under one roof; “the Common Room” – the heart of Zostel – is where these passionate individuals socialize and share the spirit of adventure with each other.

Helping the women to study in the remotest area – (Adda247) Adda247 is one of the largest education-technology companies in India, focused on helping every student access quality education and training to become capable of cracking the most intensive competitive examinations. The mobile app, which currently holds the position of being the second largest Ed-tech platform in terms of paid users, has been focusing on the growth and proper training of the brightest minds in the country. Aspirants from 2500+ cities have used our platform to prepare for competitive exams

Companies are taking steps for women harassment – Skillsoft Skillsoft is a front-runner in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management.

Skillsoft provides a comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology and Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience assists in accelerating learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

Ensuring safety and security of students – (University Living) University Living is an innovative, customer-focused managed marketplace committed to ensuring that international students are happily accommodated in their new environment away from home. To deliver on its mission, the company is building a dedicated, end-to-end an ecosystem that caters to every need of students pursuing higher education at top global institutes. It currently offers 1 million beds in 12,500 verified properties, with a global presence in more than 180+ international cities across markets such as the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and Singapore, among others

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