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Title: Jeevapoorna Women Masons Society (JEEWOMS) : case study
Authors: Development Alternatives
Keywords: MASONRY
QUALITY
GENDER EQUALITY
INDIA
INDIA--NEW DELHI
HOUSING CONSTRUCTION
WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
CASE STUDY
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
INNOVATION
INNOVATION ADOPTION
GENDER
EMPOWERMENT
Date: 2011
Publisher: Development Alternatives, New Delhi, IN
Abstract: Many women masons take up work in construction due to dire need, as their husbands are unsupportive or missing altogether. The Jeevapoorna Women Masons Society trains women in masonry. Initially they were taught latrine construction, then cement block making, and then house construction. 1300 women have been trained in the Thrissur district. The major innovative approach of the society was the recognition of men and women as equals. Due to an increase in the women masons’ incomes, their children are not forced into labour and can go to school. Another by-product of the training is an enhanced level of confidence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49166
Project Number: 105359
Project Title: Gender in Innovation Systems
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