trainings are driven by the core belief that everyone has
potential and ability but due to adverse circumstances, women
in the informal sector are sometimes not able to achieve their
goals. Our training programmes are a collective approach to
overall development of women and our
capacity building programmes cut across all the requirements.
participating in trainings provided by SEWA Academy were both
literate and illiterate, from different areas of city and
villages. The illiterate women articulated the words that "We
would like to study"! With this SEWA members expressed their
aspiration to educate themselves. SEWA memberís enthusiasm led
to initiation of Literacy Class in 1992. The members sought
education, which was easy to understand and which would help
them in life.
Research has played a vital role
for SEWA since inception. The main objectives of SEWA's
research are to understand the socio-economic conditions &
issues of women in informal economy, document history of
women's struggles for economic & social security, evaluate
SEWA's interventions & campaigns and bring the self employed
women to the mainstream of the world of knowledge.
Communication is a very important aspect of poor self
employed women's lives and struggles. There is a
continuous need to develop and strengthen communication
between members within the SEWA movement, and also
between poor women and the world outside. Different
media for communication are used by the women, so that
they are both seen and heard.
The communication tools
used are Anasooya, Akashganga, E-newsletter, Video SEWA
and Rudi no Radio.