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25 APRIL 2012, Chak Padri Village, Rampur block, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh, India..Jaurati Devi, 24 years old with one daughter from Rajapur village, Rampur block works at weaving a carpet at Chak Padri village. Jaurati learnt to weave 10 months ago through Products to Markets project and says it has been for the better.." 10 months ago I was earning 70 rupees a day working in the fields. Now working on carpets I can make 150 rupees. I like this much better than labour".Jaurati's husband is a day labourer and earns around 100 rupees per day. " This gives us the ability to compete with men".The UNDP/ IKEA Foundation are collaborating on long term projects in  Rampur block  to promote women's empowerment through Swaayam. Swaayam - meaning 'by oneself' - is a women's social ,economic political and legal empowerment project implemented since 2009 across 500 villages with the aim of giving women the power to transform their own lives and the lives of their children and communities. Picture by Graham Crouch/UNDP25 APRIL 2012, Chak Padri Village, Rampur block, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh, India..Village women attending a Functional Literacy meeting  at Chak Padri village.The UNDP/ IKEA Foundation are collaborating on long term projects in  Rampur block  to promote women's empowerment through Swaayam. Swaayam - meaning 'by oneself' - is a women's social ,economic political and legal empowerment project implemented since 2009 across 500 villages with the aim of giving women the power to transform their own lives and the lives of their children and communities. Picture by Graham Crouch
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