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Enrollment of women in engineering has been less than 1% of total till 1960s; it rose to 8.3% by the mid 1990s and in 2000 it has come to 16.2% (Kumar, 2007).
Of the 25-30% women employed by IT sector, less than a tenth are in middle management, while a tiny 5% occupy senior-level positions. (IMRB Intl)

आत्म निर्भरता का पहला एहसास: That first feeling of self-confidence

I had been hearing about going to Vadodara (Gujarat) for a while now. When Gayatri informed that, I have to go there and, in addition, for 15 days, I was delighted. It felt like I had taken another step forward towards my goal. By Deepika Passi 

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फैट में मेरी बदलती भूमिकाएँ: अब तक का सफर: My changing roles at FAT: the journey so far

In the years that I have been with FAT, I have always been given newer responsibilities at each step so that I become more independent and courageous and fulfill all my duties, which I strive to do even today. By Rekha Yadav

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Exclusion to Inclusion: The Transformational Journey of Tech Centre Girls

We face exclusion in some form or the other in several walks of our life, At times, we are ignorant of it as we don’t even realize that it’s an exclusionary experience and at times, the experience of being excluded is so strong that its memories lingers throughout our life. By Faiza Mehar

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Turning 26 and being unmarried

This post isn’t a rant against marriage. Or one against people who are married or choose to get married. This post is a reflection on how much societal pricking of one’s unmarried status exists even as you achieve greater heights of success and satisfaction. By Deepa Ranganathan

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Through the eyes of a board member

I had heard about the organization Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) over the years and had been intrigued by its mission of increasing women’s access to technology. I had heard of the workshops they had conducted for women’s organizations introducing them to technology, developing websites and using computers. I found it fascinating. By Renuka Motihar

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Continuing the journey to fight early marriage

The everyday pressure to marry early is something every adolescent girl can relate to. As soon as the girls reach puberty, they are constantly reminded that it is the beginning of a life full of marital responsibilities. The recent batch of the girls from the Tech Center has collectively decided to stop this social menace in their own independent way. By Risha Samanta

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Getting out of the comfort zone

I liked working with technology, but engineering was cast as too unimaginative a space for me to look for an alternative context that I would actually enjoy working with. With little knowledge of feminist science studies and the gendered nature of use, access and creation of technology I decided to apply for FAT. By Palashi Vaghela

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The agonizing pressure

For many of us, marriage is simply a matter of karmic destiny.  As we enter our teens, we start hearing talks about our eventual marital fate, when we should still be exploring ourselves and our individualities. Many enter matrimony without even knowing what it entails. By Manisha Massey

 

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The beginning of an incredible journey

When I hear their stories of everyday struggle—getting up at 4 am, cooking for the entire family, struggle to go to schools and managing to just pass—and yet having the fire in them to become independent and confident souls, I feel extremely proud to be a part of an organization that is working relentlessly in building young, feminist leaders. By Faiza Mehar

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First few days in FAT

In life, a person experiences several firsts. Whether it is the first time you are riding a bike, a first kiss, or a first car. People are constantly exposed to new experiences. My most recent first time endeavor has been that of working in a feminist organization called Feminist Approach to Technology. By Lokesh Chawla

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