Mother’s Day: Dutch businesswomen connect with Indian women

Mother’s Day: Dutch businesswomen connect with Indian women

The polls close on May 12 in India, the largest democracy in the world. Good infrastructure and public transport, less corruption and economic growth are the main themes for the Indians. The poorest in India are women in rural areas. What they choose? And is there anything to choose from?

Work is one of the main ways to get out of cycle of poverty. In the Netherlands, women often enjoy the privilege of being able to choose whether to work or not, regardless of whether they care for the children. In India, most women do not have this choice. That’s why on Sunday May 11, on international Mother’s day, we draw attention to the position of women in rural India.

Three Dutch businesswomen call for special attention:

  • Heleen van Gent – Directeur Aesthetic Centre AkzoNobel
  • Lieve Declercq, Chair of the board Vitens
  • Franca van Winkel, Chair of the board Rabobank Utrechtse Waarden

Read all about this Dutch media offense here.

“Through this partnership with Women on Wings, we want to enable more women to earn their own income that will give them greater financial means to improve their livelihoods. Economic independence for women means more children can go to school, more meals per day for their families and communities, and an overall better standard of living for them and future generations”

Ilan Vuddumalay
C&A Foundation