Overview of SEWA in Madhya Pradesh and their activities
Self - Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) MP has been working in Madhya Pradesh since 1985, and has been recently working in 19 districts of state with more than 6 lakh unorganised sector woman workers. They are working with construction workers, street vendors, home based workers (beedi rollers, agarbatti rollers, garment workers etc.), forest workers, agricultural labours and domestic workers of the informal sector woman workers.
They organise female members, creating awareness, and mobilising them about their rights as a woman and as a worker. SEWA is involved in rallies, picketing, capacity building of woman members, policy advocacy, negotiation with administration about their wages, basic amenities, linking them with social security schemes, developing IEC materials, surveys , research and cultural activities.
Trade Union Supports the Workers Dismissed from "Embawood"
The former workers of the furniture salon, Embawood spoke on the company`s illegal practices and protested release from their employment positions through blatant violations of contract conditions and simply firing them without any form of notification.
Hard-hit vendors plead for help
Vendors affected by the political crisis want all sides to compromise and solve problems, which they say people like them did not start.
The food hawkers and street vendors around the Energy Ministry have complained that their income has slowed to a trickle since the compound came under siege by anti-government protesters two weeks ago.
The ministry is within walking distance of the nearest People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protest site at Lat Phrao intersection.
Smoothies vendor Saeng-ngern Pongchuen, 37, said money was short. She has not made a single baht during the occupation of the intersection. "I don't understand this.
StreetNet International and its Mission with South Korean Affiliate - KOSC (Korean Street Vendors Confederation)
On 12-17 January StreetNet delegates embarked on a trip to South Korea. Oksana Abboud, StreetNet Organiser for Europe and Asia and Sibailly Maximillien Douhoure, StreetNet Organiser for Africa/Educator had a successful visit to KOSC. They were sent to South Korea to improve communications between StreetNet and South Korean Affiliate KOSC (Korean Street Vendors Confederation) as well as to discuss the Policy Workshop for South Korean Affiliates, which is foreseen in the framework of the FLOW Project.