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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)

The story of Tech Center - टेक सेंटर की कहानी, रेखा की ज़ुबानी

मुझे फैट में दो साल से ज्यादा हो गया है , मैने यहाँ पर टेक्नोलॉजी (बेसिक कंप्यूटर कोर्स और कैमरा) सीखा और साथ साथ वर्कशॉप के जरिये अपने हक़ के बारे में जाना ।आज मैं  भी टेक सेंटर की लड़कियों को पढ़ाती हूँ | टेक सेंटर मे लड़कियों को पढ़ाने में हम हमेशा कुछ न कुछ बदलाव करते रहते है ताकि लड़कियों को  हम और भी अच्छी तरह समझे ,जाने और उनका  आत्मविश्वास बढ़ाए। 

It’s been over two years at FAT for me and I have learned basics of technology at the Tech Center, including basic computer skills and camera course, while also understanding and learning about my rights by attending various workshops organized by FAT. Today, I teach girls at the Tech Center ensuring that they learn not just technology but understand and realize their rights and build their self-confidence.

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Learning about feminism: through the eyes of young girls’

I enter the Tech Center with a lot of inhibitions. About twenty girls who have never seen me before eyeing me from top to bottom. I adjust my dupatta. Maybe they are judging if it matches with the rest of my attire. My colleague, Shivani, who is about to take a session on “Feminism” with these young girls has repeatedly assured me how beautiful and wonderful these girls are. But I have my own set of inhibitions. This is my first entry into a world of young girls coming from urban poor slums wanting to know about feminism and curious enough to come together and listen about it. I take out my notepad to make notes, if any.

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New Media and Girls' Rights - A panel discussion

9th March, 2014
Photo from the panel

Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) in partnership with Kriti Film Club organized a panel discussion on the issue of 'New Media and Girls' Rights' at the IHC on the eve of women's day weekend. New Media and Girls' Rights is at heart of FAT's work with girls from the slum dwellings of Lajpat nagar and neigbouring areas. FAT engaged girls from these areas in a six month long project called Apna Haq. Girls underwent a six month long training in film-making, photography and radio making with a strong focus on story telling.

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Workshops on STEM education for School Girls

February, 2014, New Delhi

As a part of our school contact program, we conducted two full day long workshops in three different government schools of South Delhi. The workshops were aimed at increasing the interest of girl students from class 6th to 10th in STEM subjects and fields. Our first workshop was conducted at Govt. Co ed Senior Secondary School, Lajpat Nagar I. We had 30 girl students from class 6th to 10th attending the sessions. Their Science and Maths teachers attended the sessions too.

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