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Located in a conservative pocket of India on the bank of the Ganges, Pardada Pardadi Educational Society aims to keep girls in school – against cultural forces that would have them get married in their teens, confining their autonomy and economic opportunities. 

Located in a conservative pocket of India on the bank of the Ganges, Pardada Pardadi Educational Society aims to keep girls in school – against cultural forces that would have them get married in their teens, confining their autonomy and economic opportunities. 

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90% of Women in India Are Shut Out of the Workforce

A small fraction of women in India had formal employment before the pandemic. Covid made it so much worse.

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For years, Sanchuri Bhuniya fought her parents’ pleas to settle down. She wanted to travel and earn money — not become a housewife.