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The NGO Kranti aims to develop the girls into “agents of social change,” according to Urb.im.
Women comprise 20 percent of India’s construction workers, but are paid much less than men, Reuters reports.
A survey of nearly 6,300 women in cities around the globe finds strong demand for female only sections of trains and buses, Reuters reports.
Alexandria and Giza are among the Egyptian cities working with the UN to distribute national ID cards to poor women, according to the United Nations Development Programme.
Female members of India’s lowest caste play an integral role in Pune’s trash collection, the Guardian reports.
Meenu founded a taxi company in New Delhi, run by women — and for women.
Under the program, female victims of physical and sexual violence receive legal assistance and counseling.