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Sewa

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Table of Contents
  Executive summary
      Trip details
      Report on our visit
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      Analysis of the experience  
      Challenges/problems
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        EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    "From a miserable passive acceptance of all the injustices, SEWA women, by organizing themselves, have attained the courage to stand up and fight, the ability to think, act, react, manage and lead. Self-reliance is what they ultimately want. There is no development without self-reliance. But there is no route to self-reliance except by organization."
- Ela Bhatt, Founder of SEWA
SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) is a movement as well as an organization of poor, self-employed women workers. It has been transforming lives of its members for last three decades by organizing them to achieve autonomy and self-reliance. The trip was aimed to study the organization and its achievements from the social and economic point of views. The report tries to summarize the SEWA activities in the visited SEWA centers (in Rasnol, Devpura and Pij villages) and analyzes the challenges faced by SEWA as well as indicates the possible challenges/barriers which it may face in the future.
      TRIP DETAILS     Date: December 19, 2009
Time: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Venue: SEWA concerns in Rasnol, Devpura and Pij situated in Anand
Visitors: Prof. Atanu Ghosh and Group 13 from Sections A, B, C and D
      REPORT ON OUR VISIT     The following part describes our field visit and our findings from the same.
      {text:list-item}     History  
There are four types of self-employed workers:
  Hawkers and vendors of items such as vegetables, fruit, fish,   food items, household goods and clothes.
      Home-based workers like weavers, beedi and agarbatti workers,   papad rollers, ready-made garment workers, women who process...

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