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India SEWA celebrates silver jubilee with 106 cooperatives The Times of India . (1 December 2017)

Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) Cooperative Federation on Thursday celebrated its silver jubilee, marking 25 years of its establishment since 1992.

India PU signs MoU with SEWA The Times of India . (29 November 2017)
By Chaman, Vishakha .

Professor Arun Kumar Grover, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Renana Jhabvala, President, SEWA Bharat today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work towards empowerment of women through a holistic approach of action research in the presence of senior faculty members.

Retail Jobs Don’t Need to Be Bad. Here’s Proof. The New York Times . (28 November 2017)
By Porter, Eduardo.

This article from the New York Times highlights a new study written by WIEGO's Research Coordinator Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly of the University of California Los Angeles, "Where Bad Jobs Are Better." The study explores the wages and working conditions of retail workers in Germany, Britain and other industrialized nations.

Pakistan Formation of vigilance committees demanded to end violence against women The Express Tribune . (26 November 2017)

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Home Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) and National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) demanded the formation of vigilance committee at all the workplaces to curb violence against women.

Pakistan Vigilance committees demanded to stop violence against women The Nation Pakistan . (26 November 2017)

On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women , Home-Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) and the National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) on Saturday demanded the constitution of vigilance committees at all workplaces to stop violence against women.

Drowning in Garbage The Washington Post . (21 November 2017)
By van Lohuizen, Kadir.

"The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago, according to World Bank researchers. If nothing is done, that figure will grow to 11 million tons by the end of the century, the researchers estimate."

By Rowling, Megan.

In India, for example, the Self Employed Women’s Association has helped some 30,000 salt miners, most of them women, change the energy source for their pumps from diesel to solar, which has cut their costs, reduced environmental damage and boosted local development, she said.

Nigeria ILO Proposes Policies to End Child Labour By 2025 allAfrica . (14 November 2017)

The International Labour Organisation, ILO, yesterday, unfolded a four-key policy 'pillars' in efforts at ending child labour across the globe by 2025.

India SEWA observes Street Vendors Day Nagaland Post . (14 November 2017)

Self Employed Women Association (SEWA) supported by North East Network (NEN) observed International Street Vendors Day on Tuesday at High School Junction, Kohima. On the occasion, local vendors put up diverse organic food products for sale.

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations' Press Statememt on the International Street Vendors Day Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations . (14 November 2017)

Today we mark the commemoration of International Vendors day with pain and a heavy heart following the harassments and victimisation of street traders and vendors in Zimbabwe.