Kerala women break age-old taboos

Women in southern Indian state learn art of plumbing to fill skills vacuum left by men who have migrated.



    In the southern Indian state of Kerala, age-old taboos are being broken as jobs once dominated by men are now being filled by women.

    From low-income families, their decision to study plumbing aims to fill a void left by skilled men who have migrated to work abroad.
     
    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Kollam, Kerala.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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