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WINGS #01-18 India's Self-Employed Women's Association

A union for the informal sector - 1.5 Million Strong (Part 1)


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Length: 0:28:49
Uploaded: 23 Apr, 2018

Recording Date: 23 Apr, 2018
Recording Location: Ahmendabad and Bangalore, India; Denman Island BC
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Creative Commons License
WINGS #01 & 02-18 India's Self-Employed Women's Association by Smita Ramanathan, Manju Venkat, and WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #01-18 India's Self-Employed Women's Association
Description: In Gandhi's birthplace, in 1972, a union organizer named Ela Bhatt [pronounced Eela But] gave birth to a union comprised of home-based workers, market vendors, cart-pullers and head-load carriers, agricultural and construction laborers, and other unrecognized forms of work done by women. Two producers from Bangalore travelled to Ahmedabad to cover this movement for WINGS.

Host(s): Smita Ramanathan and Manju Venkat
Featured Speakers/Guests: SEWA persons interviewed for parts one and two of this program. - 1. Manali Shah (Vice President), 2. Pratibha Pandya (Administrative Officer), 3. Kapila ben (President) 4. Jyoti Macwan (general secretary), 5. Rajiben (Trade representative, ragpickers) 6. Anisa Sheikh (Representative - Incense stick roller) 7.Jayashree Vyas (M.D. SEWA Cooperative Bank), 8. Parvati Macwan (Representative - Construction workers) 9. Vali ben (Representative - farm woman, health worker) 10. Mayaben Patel (master trainer, IT) 11. Heena Dave (District Coordinator) 12. Sharadaben Jhala (Representative - Farm women, executive committee member) 13. Jignasa Parmar (Vendors' and Hawkers' campaign team) 14. Geeta Koshti (legal coordinator) 15. Shalini Trivedi (Legal Coordinator )

Credits: Interviews: Smita Ramanathan and Manju Venkat
Script: Smita Ramanathan with inputs from Indu Ramesh
Editing: Manju Venkat
Narration: Smita Ramanathan, Manju Venkat, Nilu Kulkarni and Sapna Rawat
Series Producer: Frieda Werden

Comments: A second part is forthcoming.

Regional > South Asia
Politics > Feminism
Politics > Activism
Spirituality and Religion
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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