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SEWA Bharat Annual Report 2013

Despite comprising of over 90% of the female work-force, poor informal economy women workers lack social protection, political voice, and government recognition. The movement of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) began in 1972 out of the appeal of women textile workers and the initiative of Smt. Ela Bhatt. In the early 1970s, Ela-ben was the Head of the Women’s Wing of the Textile Labor Association (TLA), India’s oldest and largest union of textile workers.

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SEWA Bharat Annual Report 2012

SEWA, the Self-Employed Women’s Association began in 1972 as a trade union for self-employed women. It was born out of the Textile Labour Association (TLA), India’s oldest and largest union of textile workers founded in 1920 by a woman named Anasuya Sarabhai. The union drew its inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi, who led a successful strike of textile workers in 1917. In 1954, the Women’s Wing of TLA was created to assist women who belonged to the households of mill workers.

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SEWA Bharat Annual Report 2008-09

SEWA, the Self-Employed Women’s Association, was born in 1972 as a trade union of self-employed women. It grew out of the Textile Labor Association (TLA), India’s oldest and largest union of textile workers founded in 1920 by a woman, Anasuya Sarabhai. The inspiration of the union came from Mahatma Gandhi, who led a successful strike of textile workers in 1917. In 1954, the Women’s Wing of TLA was created, to assist women belonging to households of mill workers.

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