Celebrating the Idea of SEWA: Towards Human Development through Women’s Livelihood Security

27 Nov 2013

In an international workshop organised between 27 November 2013 and 29 November 2013 at Ahmedabad in partnership with the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), organizations from 15 countries shared experiences on Institutional Innovations for Women’s Livelihoods. Experiences on innovative gender-based livelihood interventions/institutional innovations for women livelihoods security were shared by representatives of countries from Africa, the Arab States, Asia, Europe and Central Asia and Latin America.

The workshop saw participants from Afghanistan, Armenia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, as well as India.

It showcased key institutional innovations from other developing countries that have had similar institutional impacts as SEWA in India. After identifying the constraints that women face in their livelihood spaces, participants shared institutional responses/interventions and possible strategies that can be adopted to overcome these constraints and achieve livelihood security for women and promote human development.