Supporting Women Home-Based Workers: The Approach of the Self-Employed Womens, Association in India

  • Subtitle: WIEGO Policy Brief (Urban Policies) No. 13

The Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) of India is a national labour union that organizes women, workers in the informal economy in India. Over the last 40 years, SEWA has developed a multipronged and multi-layered strategy to holistically address the needs of home-based workers, who comprise nearly 30 per cent of SEWA’s members in Ahmedabad. This brief presents an overview of SEWA’s interventions for the urban home-based workers, with a focus on Ahmedabad, the city in which SEWA was started and where it has been particularly active.

Home-Based Workers in India, SEWA


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