ILO: Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India

“Established in 1972, the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a “movement” of self-employed women in rural and urban India…It has pioneered the empowerment of self-employed women and of women employed in informal economy enterprises…” Download the publication to find out more. Share this Post

JPAL: ‘The Impact of Women Policy Makers on Public Goods in India’ by Lori Beaman et al.

“Researchers studied the policy consequences of mandated representation of female policymakers by determining whether there was any difference in the provision of social services between male- and female-led village councils. Results suggest that reservations for female leaders affected policy decisions in ways that seemed to better reflect women’s preferences…” Click on the link below to find out more. Share this …

Video: Return to Tikamgarh

Revisiting after ten years an inspiring example of popular organisation in India, as fishing communities form cooperatives and mobilize to take back their ‘ponds’. Full blog post on…   Share this resource

India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

This case study identifies critical elements to the passage of the NREGA, an act guaranteeing employment to all Indian citizens. It highlights the role of institutions, events, and actors. Share this Post

Strength in Numbers: Fishing communities in India

Villagers in the Tikamgarh and Chattarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh traditionally had the right to fish the region’s ponds, but had lost control of these valuable resources to landlords and contractors. Despite encountering violent opposition, the fishers began organizing to reclaim control of the ponds. They established village co-operatives and formed a federation that gave a strong voice to the …