Newsletter 13th December, 2019

Reframe- convening on women’s participation in formal workforce..

Reframe is series by Breakthrough in order to look at different ways to rethink current scenario and
come up with alternative solutions from a space of changing norms, policies and practices around
various forms of issues- of violence against women.

Breakthrough facilitated this multi-stakeholder conversation to address the issue of women’s work
from both employees and employer’s perspective. The key objectives of the consultation were:

● Understand and unpack the different social norms which are responsible for restricting women’s formal workforce participation
● Share experiences of how organisations are addressing the gender pay-gap and breaking the glass ceiling
● To look into examples and experiences from organisations which promote the idea of a diverse and inclusive workspace.
Our keynote speaker was Mr. Celement Chauvet from UNDP. The topics were Gender pay-gap & glass ceiling – current scenario & how to close it; Factors leading to decreasing participation of women in paid workforce in India; Increasing women's participation in paid work – Looking at solutions. Also, the participants from Sukhmanch theatre performed to showcase- ‘Possible Solutions towards
a more gender-inclusive workplace’.

The consultation highlighted a few challenges that need to be recognized when one talks about
increasing women’s participation in formal workforce.

Click to read the findings

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