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.

“Women on Wings has helped to improve the lives of more than 200,000 families in rural India. By sharing knowledge and skills, it enables women to earn their own living. A wonderful example of helping people make a better future for themselves and their communities.”

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

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