Programme Brief: Second Chance Education Programme, India

India’s female labour force participation has been declining and is well below the global average. Investment in women’s vocational training, education and job placement improves lives and the economy. UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme enables women to re-enter formal education, learn vocational and entrepreneurial skills and connects them to employment and business opportunities. Since 2018, it has impacted more than 15,000 women in India from some of the poorest and most vulnerable areas.

The programme in India is part of a multi-country effort that is active in low- and middle-income countries with high levels of poverty pockets, crisis and displacement, and marginalized indigenous groups (namely Australia, Cameroon, Chile, India, Jordan and Mexico). Learn more about the programme results and partners in this brief.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; India

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Education; Economic empowerment; COVID-19

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 2