Despite comprising much of India’s workforce and contributing substantially to India’s GDP, informal workers are routinely undervalued and exploited. Within this socially and economically disadvantaged group, women face a double disadvantage due to cultural, educational, uniquely gendered, social barriers.
Welfare schemes, social security and health programs are intended to support and protect families who are unable to meet basic material and financial standards. However, due to systemic issues, such as illiteracy, unawareness, immobility, corruption, and cost, many of these services do not reach their intended recipients. SEWA Bharat ensures that social security and health services are delivered equally and fairly to women in the informal sector. It does so by relying on information dissemination, awareness generation, and service delivery mechanisms.