Date 2010-11-20
Time 14:30 - 16:00
E-mail admsec@womencentre.org.hk
Tel 27488103
Venue Lai Kok Centre, The Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres,
Units 305-309, Lai Lan House, Lai Kok Estate, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon (near Cheung Sha Wan MTR Exit A)

Enquiry

Dr Ela Bhatt, the founder of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), had accepted an Honorary Doctorate from the Hong Kong Institute of Education on 19 November 2010. Her representative, Ms Namrata Bali, had accepted it on her behalf and has kindly agreed to give a talk to those interested in its work. Ms Bali has been the Director of the SEWA Academy for 20 years, the main training centre of SEWA in training, research and communications. She is also the Managing Trustee of the Indian Academy for Self Employed Women. She had shared with us the work and philosophy of SEWA, how SEWA enabled women in poverty, and the innovative projects implemented in the SEWA Academy.

   Sharing Session of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India

Jointly organized by
The Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres
and
Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
 
Date
: 20 November 2010 (Saturday)
Time
: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue
: Lai Kok Centre, The Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres
Address
: Units 305-309, Lai Lan House, Lai Kok Estate, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon (near Cheung Sha Wan MTR Exit A)

Background of SEWA:

Founded in 1972, SEWA is an organization of poor, self-employed women workers who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses. Constituting 93% of the labour force, these are workers of the unorganized sector. Of the female labour force in India, more than 94% are in the unorganized sector. However their work is not counted and hence remains invisible. SEWA’s main goals are to organize women workers for full employment and self reliance through the strategy of struggle and development. The struggle is against the many constraints and limitations imposed on them by society and the economy, while development activities strengthen women’s bargaining power and offer them new alternatives.

 

Enquiry:

The Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres (Tel.: 2748-8103 Ms Vikki Yuen)

Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

(Tel.: 2948-8944)