SEWA in Kerala
The SEWA union in Kerala was initiated in Trivandrum District in the mid 1980s by women who came together from the fishing, agriculture and reed worker communities in search of livelihood diversifying opportunities. As there were no other platforms/unions addressing these issues of women workers at the time, Smt. Aleyamma Vijayan and Nalini Nayak, inspired by Elaben, decided to assist these women to create SEWA in Kerala thus linking up to the only larger platform of women workers in the country. Now, SEWA Kerala has over 10,000 women members.
See more on the SEWA Kerala website.