Client : World Bank
In June 2013, an unforeseen early monsoon triggered landslides and flashfloods, which devastated and killed thousands in the state of Uttarakhand in India. The government of Uttarakhand then sought support from the World Bank to rebuild roads and increase resilience to future disasters. Involving affected local communities was essential to reconstruction. However, rebuilding roads, an attractive source of livelihood for local labourers, did not initially draw many women workers. The reason: Women found it very difficult to relieve themselves at work because there were no toilets! To that end, the project team encouraged contractors to provide mobile latrines at worksites for labourers. This alone increased female labor force participation from almost zero to 20 percent.
The World Bank commissioned a series of 9 films to us for showcasing the varied kind of work that they have been doing across India.