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Of Anganwadis & working moms

Lack of childcare options prevents women from seeking employment. India needs to improve its childcare facilities to truly empower women

Anganwadi centre. Photo: Wikipedia

Anganwadi centre. Photo: Wikipedia

Geetanjali Krishna
Across the world, the lack of good childcare prevents many women from seeking employment. This is often exacerbated in India, when economic necessity forces women to work even when they have no good place to leave their children. Most women end up in a maintenance mode, barely managing to go about their lives let alone think about others. But recently, I met someone who has refused to do so. 

When R Sundari of Sriperumbudur in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu gave birth to her first daughter, her husband and she were elated. However, it became hard for her to work as
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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 8:18 PM IST

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