Government think-tank NITI Aayog’s 15-year vision document has proposed key reforms to enable and encourage women’s workforce participation across sectors in India. This is in line with the sustainable development goals, particularly gender equality, whose adoption into policy-making is being steered by NITI Aayog, an official statement said.On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, NITI Aayog, in partnership with the UN in India and MyGov, presented the second edition of Women Transforming India, an online contest to celebrate women achievers, leaders and change makers from across the country, it added.
This year, NITI Aayog has once again aimed to recognise those women in India’s workforce who are ‘breaking the glass ceiling’ and affecting positive change in their communities to further the Government of India’s mission of inclusive economic growth, the statement said.
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The Aayog is seeking entries in two categories: short video and photo contest on women breaking gender stereotypes, and written entries of women in the workforce. NITI Aayog has been entrusted with the work on the 15-year vision document and a seven-year strategy which would guide the government’s development works till 2030.
Meanwhile, with rising income as well as higher life expectancy, modern-day women also need financial planning like their male counterparts.In changing times women are at par with men in all economic activities. More because they face different challenges compared to men, and those challenges can have financial consequences which need to be addressed in a proper way.