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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Region(s): India ; South Asia
By R, Aditi.

The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) will be constructing 26,978 in the same locality houses across the State.

Local pro-environmental NGO Mansi Ashar constituted a fact finding team about the disturbing revaluation about the eviction of 35 yrs old slum settlement in Dharamshala claimed that it submitted report to National Human Right Commission on Saturday, press communique issued by the NGO said.

By PTI, .

Railway ministry has alleged non-cooperation from the DUSIB, and further said the "only permanent" solution for maintaining cleanliness on tracks is the rehabilitation of slums clusters.

India Artists and artisans to meet officials in Jodhpur The Times of India . (28 June 2016)
By Thomas, Rosamma.

Artists and artisans from all districts of Jodhpur division - Jaisalmer, Barmer, Pali, Sirohi, Jalore and Jodhpur - will gather for a meeting on June 30 to collectively address their grievances and place their requests before the local administration.

India Evicted slum-dwellers take to streets in D'sala. The Tribune . (25 June 2016)
By Mohan, Lalit.

The slum-dwellers evicted from the Charan Khad area took to the streets protesting against the Dharamsala Municipal Corporation authorities today.

India Artisans lay out a spread of complaints. The Hindu . (24 June 2016)
By Khan, Sahibha.

Artisans who have assembled at VJT Hall here from all over the country for a handicraft exhibition are upset over the schedule of the event, lack of facilities, and poor hospitality extended to them.

A vacation bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday restrained the Chandigarh administration from forcibly evicting slum-dwellers from five slums/labour colonies.

India Social Enterprise at the Bottom of the Pyramid Global India . (21 April 2014)
By Hopkins, Sam.

The New York Times has lauded Ela Bhatt and her Self-Employed Women's Association as the foundation of "an empire for poor working women, guided by a Gandhian approach." SEWA cooperatives help this at-risk population become financially secure by managing health- and income-related risk and address holes in the economy that can hold back progress for everyone.

Afghanistan India United States of America U.S. ‘Excited’ About India Establishing Own Form of USAID India West . (14 May 2013)
By Kha, Lalit J..

"We have partnered with the group called SEWA in India, the Self-Employed Women's Association, to work with their Afghan counterparts and ensure that as this important transition happens in Afghanistan women are empowered and active and have a real voice," he said.

Afghanistan India Can India "Fix" Afghanistan? New York Times . (7 June 2012)
By Timmons, Heather.

The Self Employed Women’s Association(SEWA), which starts women’s self-help groups, has been running vocational training programs in Afghanistan since 2008, teaching women to make jam and sew clothing, among other skills.