As India works to recover from the pandemic, women should be at the heart of its strategy to ensure actions improve Indian women’s lives and foster widespread societal benefits.
Prabhjot R. Khan
Prabhjot works in ADB's Gender Equity Thematic Group and provides support for the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the ADB Policy on Gender and Development and Strategy 2030’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Operational Plan, 2019-2024. She has many years of experience in mainstreaming gender into programs and projects in infrastructure sectors such as urban, transport, energy as well as social sectors such as skills/education, agriculture & natural resources, health.
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Bringing more women into the workplace will help India—and its 650 million women—unleash their full economic potential.
Given the right opportunities, women can be much more than latent consumers of electricity.
Women’s participation in an ADB urban development project in India transformed their role, increased understanding of gender issues in water and sanitation, and strengthened institutional capacity in ensuring that men and women could benefit equally from water and sanitation investments.