India needs a focused fight that involves government, the private sector, and civil society. The government can pass laws and policies such as expanding paternity leave and providing tax breaks for companies that promote inclusion
In 2017, when I began a 12-part investigation on women and work, people were surprised when told that Indian women were dropping out of the labor market in droves. “But you see women everywhere,” was the response I often got. At that time, women’s labor force participation at 27%, according to the government, placed us just above Saudi Arabia among the G20 nations.