Avenger of the Week | Sister Thresiamma Mathew

Sister Thresiamma Mathew has made it her life’s work to teach low income women in Southern India skills that help them break into the male-dominated construction industry as leaders rather than assistants. Women under her tutelage are becoming masons, electricians, plumbers, and brick makers rather than working the poorly compensated, menial labor jobs typically assigned to women. "According to Mathew, skills training is the only way to bring about individual and collective transformation toward gender equality."

Women in India are becoming masons & plumbers thanks to Sister Thresiamma Mathew. #genderavenger https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/avenger-of-the-week-sister-thresiamma-mathew