en-The challenge of a healthy environment and opportunities for work and career

07/08/2020
Healthy environment and challenge Workplace for women in slums

How does the accelerated urbanisation and social development in the transition periods around Corona affect the opportunities of women from slums? The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 500 million people will enter the global labour market in the next 10 years, most of them young people in so-called developing countries with secondary education and training. They will join the 180 million unemployed and the 550 million working poor and try to use their talents and skills productively and profitably. Some 1 billion jobs must be created by the end of this decade just to employ new entrants to the labour market. This would require both faster economic growth and policies to promote the creation of decent and productive work opportunities.Urban poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon. Lack of access to employment and adequate income is the main determinant of poverty, especially in urban areas. The urban poor also suffer from other disadvantages such as inadequate housing and insecure employment, disempowerment and lack of basic infrastructure and services, inadequate social protection and lack of access to health care, education and personal security.

Self-reliance, meaningful, and healthy employment is the first step out of poverty and an important step towards greater social inclusion. It is the key to wealth creation and the main instrument for its equitable redistribution. Education and employment has a direct and positive impact on the other dimensions of urban poverty.

"Nothing is more fundamental to the fight against poverty than employment in a meaningful and environmentally responsible way. Education is and remains the key to change. There is an urgent need for action. We need to develop awareness of these problems of women and children and we will turn the dilemma into future opportunities in which women participate," Anja Carron, President Theia International and initiator of WOMEN FOR FUTURE: VANAKKAM

Bangalore,capital of the state of Karnataka and a concentration area of the information technology (IT) industry, has made a name for itself worldwide in recent years. Bangalore is located in the heart of South India on the Deccan Plateau and is the fifth largest metropolis in the country. Bangalore is considered the Silicon Valley of India. All the major computer and software manufacturers develop and produce in the South Indian metropolis of five million people, and in the 1990s the city, also known as "Garden City", developed into one of the fastest growing agglomerations in Asia. Due to the increasing globalization of markets and the settlement of large international companies in Bangalore, the city has become a serious competitor in the international IT market. Bangalore is considered a myth[3], a model of success in a networked globalized world, a role model for other Indian cities. But if you look around this city outside the magnificent buildings and high-tech enclaves, it soon becomes clear that this development has left its serious shadows. The task of this paper is to identify the problems of this rapid development and to prove that social disparities and environmental conflicts have been further aggravated by the rapid economic development. There are 400 slums scattered throughout the city, in which one million people live. Many live on the garbage of the rich. But the city, poverty and wealth continue to grow.

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There is an urgent need for action. We must take the offensive now. We must develop an awareness of these problems of women and children and we will turn the dilemma into future opportunities in which women can participate. We are talking about a major change. These women are on their way alongside the new generation of young talents who are accompanying this change. This is an opportunity not only for India but also for us in Europe. We are on the threshold of a development that will challenge our social system to the limit. Keywords are unemployment, demography and migration. Support this lighthouse project and set an example for a humane and happy future.