Vocationally educate women in downtrodden socio-economic urban contexts!

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Vocationally educate women in downtrodden socio-economic urban contexts!

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Uttsavi Lohia started this petition to Ministry of Human Resource Developement Government of India

The positive correlation between vocational/educational aptitude and economic security, and between the latter and quality of life is almost axiomatic to development. However, in the developing world, and especially in India, quality of life begins from the very bottom of the Maslonian hierarchy - physiological security. For women, apart from nourishment, sexual assault and rape is a significant threat, which reduces as the socio-economic ladder is climbed (Omorodion FI, Olusanya O. The social context of reported rape in Benin City, Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 1998, 2:37–43). 

This petition seeks to better the quality of life amongst women in the city of Kolkata, specifically countering the concern of sexual exploitation, through the imparting of basic vocational training enabling women a degree of economic liberty that reduces the risk of their being sexually assaulted especially in urban contexts. Already available infrastructure would be redirected to this purpose, using government land, building, and volunteers from across the city imparting basic skills, as well as a cross-utilisation of vocational aptitude from within the lesser privileged woman community. 

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