Academy’s primary objective is to take the SEWA movement
forward. It does this in four ways - through
training and capacity building,
action-oriented research of its members, and by
communication channels, within the organization as
well as with the outside world.
Training and capacity building represents SEWA’s systematic
efforts at enhancing the capacity of its members to achieve
greater personal and organizational development. This enables
them to participate more effectively in the processes of
change. Membership education (including literacy) and
leadership training courses are the heart of SEWA Academy. It
also carries out many other educational programmes that
reinforce the philosophy and principles of the SEWA movement.
Through research, the effort is to bring the self employed
women into the mainstream of the world of knowledge. Credible,
scientifically based research has been a critical tool in
SEWA’s advocacy efforts. Its research is designed not only to
clearly demonstrate the need for overall policy changes but
also identify specific measures for implementation.
Communication is a very important aspect of poor self
employed women's lives and struggles. There is the need to
develop and strengthen communication between members within
the SEWA movement, and also between poor women and the world
outside. Different media for communication are used by the
women, so that they are both seen and heard.
The following are some communication tools used by us:
Anasooya - our own
» Our Members Daughter's Magazine - Akashganga,
E-Newsletter - WE THE SELF EMPLOYED,
VideoSEWA - Our
Rudi no Radio