Empowering Women Worldwide

About Project

Project Overview

Women’s participation in the labor market thus is not only an economic issue but also a larger social and ethical question, which demands a multi-disciplinary approach. Women’s economic activity is rooted mainly in socio-cultural, historical, physiological, and economic considerations. Hence, looking at women’s employment from the labor market point of view alone is not enough. We need to look at this problem to introduce a transactional as well as a transformational intervention at socio-cultural, political, and economic levels. Researchers noted that understanding differences among women is critical to crafting policy and making public investments that meet their needs and expand their choices and opportunities. Hence this project has a wider impact and multiplier effect. Professional education is the entry pass for starting one’s career. Living in an urban setting provides a certain level of opportunities and support services that are very crucial for young woman to start and continue her career even when family and society expects her to play many other roles as well.

Our Aims

  • To examine the influence of perceived career barriers and support young women’s career planning in the university system and outside.
  • To design and implement applicable framework(s) for intervention and counselling.
  • To install the capacities (RAINBOW Centre) in Indian universities to counsel young women in the designed framework.
  • To Identify regulations and create awareness of best practices and models operating in EU HEIs for capacity building of young women in and outside of the university system.
  • To develop material and training programs for women associations and agencies working for young women in the unprivileged section of society.

Our Partners

  • FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, AUSTRIA
  • University of Jyväskylä, FINLAND
  • incoma, SPAIN
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, INDIA
  • NIRMA University, INDIA
  • Sir Padampat Singhania University, INDIA

Major Tasks

  • Situational Analysis and Need Assessment.
  • Preparation of Training and Counselling Material.
  • RAINBOW Centre Conceptualisation and Staff Development.
  • Equipping and Running the Rainbow Centres.

Target Groups

  • Women counselors and women who have full-time enrollment in Indian University education or are alumni of this university
  • Counselors and Associations / NGOs working on women empowerment and inclusion and their clients

Project Outcomes

  • Development of the Intervention and Counselling Methodology
  • Creation of Career Counselling & Guidance Centres
  • Developing Material & Conducting Train the Trainer Program
  • Providing & Evaluating Counselling Services in India


  • Reinforcement of Indian universities´ responsibility in enhancing young women´s capabilities.
  • The installation of the RAINBOW centres and the capacity building for the counsellors will affect the quality of the counselling services at the participating universities at a very direct level.
  • Increase the capacity of associations and institutions to deal with capacity building and counseling.
  • Female students and alumni will have higher level services available.
  • Motivation to higher education policy makers and other universities to contribute in the capacity building process.
  • The creation of sustainable networks for exchange on the topic of female career counselling. We aim to include all stakeholder, including the grassroots level to make the topic as a whole better visible.

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