11/12/2006

Women on top in Kerala, lliterally, on coconut trees!

Check out this CNN-IBN clip on women in Kerala.

Etamanoor (Kerala): Women in Etamanoor, Kerala, can do almost anything, from driving auto-rickshaws to running hotels and even climbing coconut trees.

This is a village where women are on top and that is because of the Swasreya Sangham – a self-reliance initiative in the Kottayam district.



The initiative has designed a mechancial equipment enabling women to climb coconut trees which has traditionally been considered to be men's job.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah!! the women of kerala..they do things out of the world!! hehe..nice post.

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