Jobs For The Girls [world Service]

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01Jobs for the Girls - Part One - The Documentary20161122

Meet the women in India working in jobs traditionally done by men

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Unemployment rates in India have shot up in recent years, and around twice as many women are out of work compared with their male counterparts. Divya Arya travels across India meeting some of the women who are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking down social taboos in order to find work in areas traditionally the preserve of men. She speaks to one of Delhi’s very few female mechanics at Asia’s biggest truck park, goes to a training day with the first female firefighter in Jaipur and meets the child bride who has found a new life as a taxi driver. Rajasthan has the highest rate of child marriage in the country and learning to drive a taxi is helping some women to achieve financial and emotional independence.

Divya also travels to the hi-tech capital of Bangalore and meets a young woman breaking the gender stereotype by forging a career in computer gaming. And, she speaks to those capitalising on India’s booming night life economy and working as female bouncers.

(Photo: A female mechanic works on fixing car)

01The Documentary20161122

01The Documentary20161122

Meet the women in India working in jobs traditionally done by men

01The Documentary20161122

Unemployment rates in India have shot up in recent years, and around twice as many women are out of work compared with their male counterparts. Divya Arya travels across India meeting some of the women who are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking down social taboos in order to find work in areas traditionally the preserve of men. She speaks to one of Delhi’s very few female mechanics at Asia’s biggest truck park, goes to a training day with the first female firefighter in Jaipur and meets the child bride who has found a new life as a taxi driver. Rajasthan has the highest rate of child marriage in the country and learning to drive a taxi is helping some women to achieve financial and emotional independence.

Divya also travels to the hi-tech capital of Bangalore and meets a young woman breaking the gender stereotype by forging a career in computer gaming. And, she speaks to those capitalising on India’s booming night life economy and working as female bouncers.

(Photo: A female mechanic works on fixing car)

01The Documentary20161122

Unemployment rates in India have shot up in recent years, and around twice as many women are out of work compared with their male counterparts. Divya Arya travels across India meeting some of the women who are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking down social taboos in order to find work in areas traditionally the preserve of men. She speaks to one of Delhi’s very few female mechanics at Asia’s biggest truck park, goes to a training day with the first female firefighter in Jaipur and meets the child bride who has found a new life as a taxi driver. Rajasthan has the highest rate of child marriage in the country and learning to drive a taxi is helping some women to achieve financial and emotional independence.

Divya also travels to the hi-tech capital of Bangalore and meets a young woman breaking the gender stereotype by forging a career in computer gaming. And, she speaks to those capitalising on India’s booming night life economy and working as female bouncers.

(Photo: A female mechanic works on fixing car)

Meet the women in India working in jobs traditionally done by men

02Jobs for the Girls - Part Two - The Documentary20161129

The women in India who are bucking the trend and doing jobs traditionally done by men

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Divya Arya meets the women from rural parts of India who are bucking the trend and working in jobs traditionally done by men. In Rajasthan she drops in at the Barefoot College to meet 'Solar Mamas' learning solar engineering to take electricity to their remote villages.

Divya also speaks to a widowed railway porter who left her village to take on the tough job her husband used to do, meets the women in rural Karnataka finding a voice in local radio, and in Kerala speaks to those learning the traditionally male-dominated trades of boat building, masonry, carpentry and farm management.

(Photo: A female engineer at Barefoot College)

02The Documentary20161129

02The Documentary20161129

As part of the 100 Women season, Divya Arya meets women in India working in jobs traditionally done by men.

02The Documentary20161129

As part of the 100 Women season, Divya Arya meets women in India working in jobs traditionally done by men.