Dharamshala: Women’s Empowerment Desk (WED) under SARD, Dept. of Finance has launched a report based on a study conducted on Tibetan women entrepreneurs, specifically those participating in the winter sweater trade last year.
Given the significant presence that women occupy in this economic landscape, this study proposes to explore how women’s roles in this particular economic geography shape these markets and how these markets in turn shape the lives of these women. Of particular interest is how these gendered roles intersect with the community and reflect a reassertion of family and settlement life.
By studying this specific economic terrain that Tibetan women occupy, the project seeks to get a better understanding of how broader issues such as safety and gender-disparity in leadership affect Tibetan women.
The report draws its conclusions with suggestions on how to expand opportunities for women in entrepreneurial spaces.
This short study was led by Tenzin Dolker Tsagong, who is the first American India Foundation (AIF) fellow at WED. Click here to read the report.
– Filed by WED