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Review Papers | Home Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019
Changing Status of Women in the Handicraft Industry
Zeba Sarmad | Saba Khan 
Abstract: This paper visualizes the changing status of women across several decades to present scenario; in the handicraft industry; the second most important contributor to our informal sector; next to agriculture. The condition of the rural artisans in general and female workers in particular is critical and they have been mere spectators of the developmental process. Although the products they make have established their place in the global market, but unfortunately their efforts are not globally recognized. The available literature studies from secondary sources have been thoroughly reviewed and thought upon. The emergence of Skill India Campaign and the change skill development sector has undergone over the years forecasts for them a world where they can acquire skill and generate capacity not only to work but maintain command of their family simultaneouly. From being the skill propagators todays women are gaining the position of job creators and job providers; carving a niche for themselves through sustained efforts.
Keywords: informal sector, skills, women workers
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019,
Pages: 1691 - 1695