SEWA's training programmes are a collective approach to the overall development of women. Capacity building Programmes prioritise the need of women workers and are designed accordingly.

Our training programmes help to develop women’s self-esteem, confidence, and leadership skills. Local women leaders understand the power of collective struggle and organise to take the SEWA movement forward. Trainings help women to build both their technical and managerial skills and facilitate the discussion on the importance of women workers in society and of the struggle for equality. Through this programming they share information and experiences and develop pride in themselves and their organisation.

Given the levels of illiteracy in India and amongst our members, all our training methods are based on interactive approaches. From the very beginning, participants are trained through activities like role-play, discussions, exercises, drawings, songs, and games. We believe in “learning by doing” and this philosophy guides the classes and field exposure visits.

Our capacity building programmes can be categorized as leadership, technical, exposure and dialogue and other training programmes. The details of the same are mentioned below:

SEWA has various sister organizations which are autonomous but integrated such as the Urban, Rural Union, Federation of Co-operatives, Social Security, Marketing Support, SEWA Bank, SEWA Bharat. During different training programmes, the training team takes expertise from these sister organizations for enriching the training programmes and vice versa.



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