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Waste is Everyone’s Business!

Recycling is one of the cheapest, fastest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

SEWA Bharat's Inclusive Solid Waste Management Tool

"Nobody would give us respectable salary; SEWA is only one who has given us an option of a better life."- Basanti Ben, Saundarya Saathi

(This article was prepared by SEWA Bharat)

In Katihar, Bihar, Inclusive Cities partner SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) has been implementing a solid waste management strategy that provides women at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid with better incomes, working conditions and other services. This brief article offers highlights of the programme and its structure.    

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HomeNet Pakistan Commemorates Home-Based Workers Day

During a strategic visioning workshop of HomeNet South Asia in 2010, participants celebrated 10 years since the passing of the Kathmandu Declaration on October 20, 2000. There and then, October 20th had been declared “Home-based Workers Day” for South Asia. HomeNet Pakistan (HNP) has been observing the day ever since, determined to form laws and legislation to strengthen the informal sector in general, and for home-based workers in particular.

Organization & Representation Programme Advisory Committee

Renana Jhabvala
Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
Chairperson

Chris Bonner
WIEGO Organization & Representation Programme Director

Kofi Asamoah
Ghana Trades Union Congress

Barbro Budin
International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF)

Martha Chen
WIEGO International Coordinator

Jose del Valle
CROC, Mexico

Rhonda Douglas
WIEGO Global Projects Advisor

Lucia Fernandez
WIEGO Waste Pickers Global Coordinator

Dan Gallin
Global Labour Institute