Dispatch: Waiting at the Doorstep - Learnings from India

Saama Sabeti

Abstract


Gender disparity is a major issue pervading many aspects of life in India, particularly education. My volunteer experience at a school in India enabled me to understand the problems caused by lack of access to education by rural women in particular, and the importance of the empowerment of women in any global health effort. Education increases the likelihood that women will gain income, promote healthy decision-making in the household, and ultimately contribute to better health outcomes for their families and communities.




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