Water and Sanitation

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



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Livelihoods in Construction

Construction is India’s second largest jobs sector after agriculture, and it is predicted to grow substantially in coming years. It is an important source of jobs for the poor, especially women who constitute more than half of India's construction labour force. Women are predominantly employed as unskilled laborers serving as diggers, cement mixers, stone breakers, and head-loaders. Skill training of women workers is a pathway to their social and economic growth.

Water and Sanitation

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



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Water and Sanitation

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



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Water and Sanitation

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



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We help women re-position themselves in the construction job market as competent skill workers and help advance their rights at the workplace through skill training, linking them to jobs and promoting better workplace facilities.

The Karmika programme for construction workers

Since 1999, we have trained more than 21,124 men and women workers in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and New Delhi to develop their construction skills. The training centers of the Karmika programme are decentralized and new centers are opened in areas that have high need for training and are easily accessible to trainees. At the end of the training, they are tested by the Construction Industry Development Commission (CIDC) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). We then link the trainees to small and big contractors.

Recognizing that women construction workers are highly vulnerable to air pollution and climate change, we have launched a campaign with Purpose India to mobilize women construction workers to understand the impact of air pollution on their and their children’s health.

Impact

Construction Workers Trained
21,124
Construction Workers Trained
Construction Workers Certified
4,893
Construction Workers Certified