Asia

India

Region(s)

Assam

Implementer

Ethical Tea Partnership, UNICEF

Project

Improving the Lives of Women and Children in Assam’s Tea Communities

Introduction

Building on the first phase of the program (2014-2017) that worked with 350 communities linked to more than 100 tea communities in Assam to help give young people brighter futures and a good quality of life. JDE has joined the partnership in the next phase of the programme 2018-2020 which aims to improve the lives of an estimated 250,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries. It will reach more than a quarter of all tea estates in Assam and is the biggest programme of its kind there.

The Project

  • Tea garden workers, their families and communities have increased access to high quality healthcare
  • Tea garden workers, their families and communities have access to food that meets their nutritional needs
  • Systemic drivers that keep children out of school are better understood and being addressed on the tea estates
  • Children and women are being better protected from gender-based violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation, unsafe migration and child marriage
  • Children have increased access to quality primary and secondary school education, as well as vocational skill training, which develops their personality, talents and abilities
  • Women workers have better access to equal employment opportunities and maternity benefits that protect the health and development of themselves and their children, enabling them to achieve a decent standard of living
  • Lactating women are better able to breastfeed in safe spaces without being penalised for taking time out of the working day
  • Parents have increased access to quality childcare facilities
  • Living conditions for workers and their families are safe, clean and decent

Partners

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Status

Ongoing

Duration

3 Years

Timeframe

2018-2020

% Female Farmers & Youth

70%

Coffee Households

250,000

Areas of work

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Project themes

  • gender-equality@2x.pngGender and Youth Inclusivity
  • child-labour@2x.pngChild Labour
  • working-conditions@2x.pngWorking Conditions