Indian girls have degrees but no jobs: International Day of the Girl Child 2018

( October 11, 2018 )

Here’s why women don’t have basic employability and soft skills in India.

Indian girls have degrees but no jobs |International Day of the Girl Child 2018

The International Day for Girl Child is observed every year on October 11. This year the theme is ‘With Her: A Skilled Girl Force.’ It lays emphasises on the need to bring together partners and stakeholders who will advocate for, draw attention to and investment in building the employable capacity of young girls from developing countries.

In the next decade, 600 million adolescent girls will enter the workforce. Ninety percent of those girls will be from the developing countries and will work in the informal sector – where there is minimal pay, abuse and exploitation.

Therefore, there is an urgent need to enable young girls to expand existing learning opportunities and chart new pathways for themselves.