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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)

My one month at FAT - and introduction to feminism

A short and simple blog post by one of our new team members, Sunil. Sunil takes care of Admin and Accounts at FAT. He joined FAT a month ago and was very suprised to about a golden rule at FAT. Read on to know what rule is that.

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Vacancy Announcement - Program Associate Jugaad Lab

 

Love Science and Technology? Have a knack for making things? Love to work with children? If yes, Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) is looking for you. Click on the link for more information.

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Fighting for her right to education: the story of Durga

This may be the story of someone you have never met, but the pressure and the struggle she describes is something many of us can relate to. The story of Durga, as captured by Manisha Massey

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The complexities of marrying early

Wanting to marry before getting a college degree or while getting one is as much a social aberration as a career-oriented woman wanting to prioritize her education and career over her marriage. Is there ever a right answer, asks Manisha Massey

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Defying all odds: Renu's transformative story

Women face adversities manifesting in different forms. These adversities may seem superficial or life altering to a third party. However, no two women’s stories are the same and thus all stories of discrimination, harassment, violence or inequality are essential for understanding the ways in which they carve out their own space in a deeply patriarchal society. This is the story of Renu, who defied all odds on the face of strict norms that her family imposed upon her. As captured by Anjora Sarangi

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An unforgettable FAT trip!

Exposure visits have always been a part of the Tech Center Curriculum. As soon as the girls finish their computer course, we arrange one. Throughout the duration of the course, we promise the girls that there is a surprise awaiting them if they finish their course successfully. By Risha Samanta

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One year and counting

Joining FAT was an experiment by almost all standards—a new city, a new field, a new designation and new roles and responsibilities. Well, the city wasn’t entirely new. By Deepa Ranganathan

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The inherent smart woman: How women are unconsciously adept at technology usage

Technology adoption has been pervasive (with varying degrees) across classes in India – urban and rural. Both men and women build and consume technology, yet women are falsely presumed not to understand it. By guest blogger Saumya Sanjeev

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Adventures of Jugaad Lab – Chapter 1

Exams were over. Blood and sweat had been poured into mathematical equations and brains had been wretched by the formulae in science. The girls who work in Jugaad Lab, eight of them, had been waiting too long for the 17th of March. By Palashi Vaghela

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Completing one FAT year!

It’s been over 365 days since I joined FAT, and yet it feels as if it was only yesterday when I had come for the interview. I remember the cold January morning in the Tech Center. The place took me by surprise instantly. By Shivani Rekha Gupta

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