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Organization name Resilience and Development Action in Kenya - RADAK
Event Country Kenya
Event Region Africa
Event Location Details The 17 days campaign event and the proposed "Women economic empowerment and livelihood Promotion Project (WEELP- Project) will be implementing in Ileret Location, North Horr Sub-County, Marsabit County in Kenya

Strained relationship and heightened insecurity along Dasanach and Gabraa communities’ caused by pasture and water resource based conflict, mass livestock raid revenge for non recovery and return of earlier stolen livestock, and targeted killings of women at water point disrupted planned access to main road to Marsabit County Headquarters and planned activities between August - October 2016
Date(s) 17 October
Description of Activities Result 1: “17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of rural women and their communities"
1.1 Conduct 3 sensitization and awareness meetings on rural women international day, UN SDGs, WWSF and Kenya’s priority SDG goals and relevant policies
1.2 Conduct 17 days Activism campaigns and document outcomes

Result 2: Women and key stakeholders empowered for peace culture, gender equality and rights protection
2.1 Organize and support 30 women leaders and 3 pressure groups
2.2 Build capacity of 30 key decision and policy actors for policy and practice change
2.3 Train 30 peace building actors on gender equality, conflict sensitive & non-violence
2.4 Support 3 initiatives addressing harmful practices, GBV and discrimination
2.5 Establish one psycho-social support and 1 Restorative circle center victims

Result 3: Improved household food security through conservation agriculture and improved livestock

3.1 Promote 50 farmers on drought resilient vegetable production
3.2 Promote drought resilient cereal and tuber crop production to 50 women
3.3 Support improved indigenous poultry production to 100 women
3.4 Pilot 20 improved goat breed rearing and fodder farming
3.5 Build capacity of 100 women on conservation farming, value chain, and innovation
3.6 Improve 100 women access to inputs, equipments and land

Result 4: Increased women access and control of diversified livelihood, enterprise development and financing

4.1 Facilitate identification of climate resilient Income generating activities
4.2 Train 5 groups on IGA selection, planning and management (SPM)
4.3 Establish and train 5 village savings and credit (VICOBA)
4.4 Value addition and marketing of Livestock, agriculture and fishing products to 50 farmers
4.5 Link 5 IGA groups and 20 Farmers to markets and credit service providers
4.6 Provide start up funds to 5 IGA groups and 5 farmer groups’ innovative projects
4.7 Establish and strengthen one VICOBA groups’ networks

Result 5: Increased access to water & access rights for domestic and agriculture.
5.1 Conduct 5 community dialogue meetings on water structures rehabilitation and harvesting
5.2 Constructions of 3 Bore holes and access rights
5.3 Construction of 5 (10,000 liters) runoff water harvesting tanks
5.4 Adopt 10 less labor intensive irrigation techniques
5.5 Identify and train 5 water user committees and 20 technicians
5.6 Support 3 community based water and irrigation spare parts shops

Result 6: Document and disseminate evidence of change and lesions learned to partners and stakeholders.
6.1 Document and disseminate evidence of change, lessions and best practices
6.2 Develop advocacy messages to influence policy and programming

Co-Sponsoring organizations Local Authority – Ileret Chief’s office
Ileret Ward county office
VICOBA groups
Contact Person EUNICE OBALA (WWSF 2014 LAUREATE PRIZE WINNER) FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND PEACE BUILDING
Web Site www.radak.or.ke

Organization name Ain El-Bee'ah Association (Eye of Environment)
Event Country Egypt
Event Region Africa
Event Location Details Egypt consists of 27 governorates, the 17 days for Activism compaign is taking place in 6 governorates along Upper and Lower Egypt, specifically in 1) Suhag, 2) Assuit, 3) Menia, 4) Bhera, 5) kafrElShekh, 6) AlFayom.
Date(s) 7 October, 8 October, 9 October, 10 October, 11 October, 12 October
Description of Activities In response to the "17 days of Activisim for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities" compaign, Ain El-Bee'ah Association targets to establish 6 environmental camps in 6 Egypt governorates with the objectives of applying the SDGs, raising awareness of the importance of preserving the environment, curbing climate change effects, Empowering the rural women and learning them how to contribute in making the best use of their available untapped resources. Also, the environmental camp focuses on developing kids and creating a new generation able to face all climate and economic challenges may encounter in the future.
The Environmental Camp includes empirical trainings on various environmental activities, including, Source Segregation of Waste (SSW), Waste Recycling, Biogas, Compost, Soiless Cultivation, Solar Energy, as well as a corner for the Green Kid.
Co-Sponsoring organizations
Contact Person Ms. Asmaa Abdel Labib
Web Site

Organization name NETWORK OF RURAL WOMEN PRODUCERS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Event Country Trinidad & Tobago
Event Region Caribbean
Event Location Details The Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago, began with a Training session in Financial Management, this would be followed by a second session on the 11 October.
On 15 October we will be supported by the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government as we honor 10 Rural Women in the field of Agriculture, Business, Sport, Culture, Business, Landscaping, Community, Social, Rural Development, and Art, and 25 young children who participated in the planting of trees on World Environment Day.
We will also visit a Dojo to have the children and parents sign on the UN Women HeForShe project and then hold a round table discussion on the rights of women and children, and violence against women and girls.
Date(s) 17 October
Description of Activities Our activities will follow the two training sessions on Financial Management, the honoring of 10 rural women who have made vital contributions to rural development, in collaboration with the the Ministry of rural development and Local Government.
Youth will also receive certificates of participation in the tree planting activities which took place on world Environment day.
A round table discussion will then follow on the theme Women in Economic Development.
Co-Sponsoring organizations MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
MINISTRY OF GENDER AFFAIRS and
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
INTER AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CORPORATION ON AGRICULTURE
TOCO FOUNMDATION
Contact Person GIA GASPARD TAYLOR
Web Site http://www.nrwptt.net

Organization name LULU COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
Event Country Kenya
Event Region Africa
Event Location Details BOX 32-20600
MARALAL,SAMBURU
KENYA
Date(s) 4 October, 5 October, 6 October, 7 October, 8 October, 9 October, 10 October, 11 October, 12 October, 13 October, 14 October, 15 October, 16 October, 17 October
Description of Activities UNDER THE TREE TRAININGS
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
SCHOOL TO SCHOOL TRAININGS
Co-Sponsoring organizations SAMBURU COUNTY GOVERNMENT
AMREF KENYA
WORLD VISION
Contact Person CHRISTINE TERINA
Web Site www.samburucounty.go.ke

Organization name Hashemite Fund for Development of Jordan Badia
Event Country Jordan
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The event will be held at the Hashemite Fund's agriculture site at Sabha in the Al Mafraq Governorate, Jordan, which is located 10km from the Jordanian-Syrian border.
Date(s) 15 October
Description of Activities The Hashemite Fund has implemented a Medicinal Plant Project since March 2016 with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development through a grant from the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program implemented by FHI 360. The project employs seven Jordanian women full-time and has created opportunities for frequent seasonal work for female Syrian refugees. The overarching aim of the project is to support social cohesion between Jordanian and Syrian women in an under-served community, while drawing upon sustainable techniques in agriculture to address some of the key development issues in Jordan, such as improper farming practices and land degradation.

On Saturday, October 15, the Hashemite Fund will host an Open Day under the patronage of Her Highness Sharifa Zein bint Nasser at its Sabha site in the Al-Mafraq Governorate, focusing on the special role of Jordan’s rural women in the Kingdom’s economic and social development.

The Open Day will begin with a lecture for women in the Medicinal Herbs project and the local community, focusing on teaching women about their rights in the workplace under the Jordanian Labour Law. Many of the women in this region have limited experience in formal work and our intention is to support them in having a sound understanding of their rights as their opportunities expand. This will be followed by a tour of the greenhouses, and a tea-tasting session using the herbs from the project.
Co-Sponsoring organizations United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contact Person Hannah Twine
Web Site

Organization name CODEFER
Event Country Congo {Democratic Rep}
Event Region Africa
Event Location Details Kinshasa, Congo
Date(s) 1 October, 3 October, 4 October, 5 October, 7 October, 8 October, 11 October, 15 October
Description of Activities - 01 octobre : Droit au développement en tant que droit de la femme
Organisation d’une séance de vulgarisation des droits économiques et sociales et des résolutions des Nations-Unies en la matière aux femmes rurales encadrées par la CODEFER

- 03 – 05 octobre : droit à l’eau potable
Organisation d’une campagne des travaux collectifs d’assainissement dans divers sites : fontaines publiques et sources d’approvisionnement eau, places publiques, devantures des habitations

- 7 octobre : Droit d’atténuer le changement climatique et de vous adapter
Visite guidé du site agricole de CODEFER : l’invitation est lancée aux Autorités et agents des Ministères de l’environnement et de développement durable, de l’agriculture et de développement rural en vue de présenter les outils et ressources exploités par la CODEFER, ainsi que les réalisations de reboisement du site et des pratiques agricoles durables, en vue de leurs essaimages à travers le pays.

- 8 octobre : Droit à un développement économique et à une autonomisation financière
Organisation d’une table ronde de discussion sur les approches de développement économique et les mécanismes d’autonomisation financière de la femme rurale : partage des expériences des différentes ONGD partenaires

- 11 octobre : Droit à la prise décision et au leadership
Enregistrement d’une émission radio-télévisée à diffuser à la RTNC et à la Radio Okapi autour du thème : le dialogue National Inclusif en RDC et la contribution de la femme.

-15 octobre : Célébration des femmes rurales et la journée mondiale
Organisation d’une séance officielle de célébration de la journée mondiale : présentation des gagnantes du Prix pour la créativité des femmes en milieu rural de la RDC et des lauréats des différents prix décernés à la Femme, exposition de leurs réalisations et organisation de visites guidées.
Co-Sponsoring organizations
Contact Person Madame Esther OPANGA
Web Site

Organization name 28 Too Many
Event Country Nigeria
Event Region Africa
Event Location Details Various locations around Nigeria
Date(s) 11 October
Description of Activities Launch of a new report from 28 Too Many on FGM in Nigeria. The report will be featured in national and international press and presentations based on it will be given at various sites in Nigeria in connection with International Day of the Girl Child.
Co-Sponsoring organizations
Contact Person Emma Lightowlers
Web Site www.28toomany.org

Organization name Navjyoti India Foundation
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details Navjyoti India Foundation
Naya Gaon, Dhumaspur Road (Bhondsi), near Bhondsi Jail,
Sohna Block, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122102, India
Date(s) 1 October, 2 October, 3 October, 4 October, 5 October, 6 October, 7 October, 8 October, 9 October, 10 October, 11 October, 12 October, 13 October, 14 October, 15 October, 16 October
Description of Activities October 1 : Focused Group Discussion identifying stories of Rural Women

October 3 : Recognition of Rural Women on efforts done of clean and waste free villages and save the girl child

October 4 : Awareness on Water Conservation to rural women

October 5 : Awareness on Cleanliness to rural women

October 6 : Awareness on Importance of self help groups

October 7 : Awareness on Government Schemes to rural women

October 9 : Training on Women Entrepreneurship

October 10 : Stalls of products put up by rural women

October 13 : Sensitizing rural women on voicing option against

October 14 : Awareness on Adult Literacy (for rural women)

October 15 : Celebration of Global Handwash Day and showcasing the efforts of last 15 days of activism for empowerment of rural women and communities
Co-Sponsoring organizations N.A
Contact Person Abhijit Sarkar
Web Site http://navjyoti.org.in/

Organization name Community Empowerment for Rural Development
Event Country Uganda
Event Region Africa
Event Location Details In West Nile region - Uganda in the districts of Arua and Nebbi
Date(s) 2 October, 3 October, 4 October, 5 October, 7 October, 8 October, 9 October, 10 October
Description of Activities CEFORD will conduct activities under Gender and protection interventions targeting South Sudanese refugee women and girls settled in Arua and Yumbe districts. CEFORD will train women and girls in making RUMPS (Reusable Menstrual Pads)using locally available materials. This focuses on addressing reproductive health and rights
Co-Sponsoring organizations CEFORD has been Oxfam’s partner in development work since 2003 and in humanitarian work since 2014. This partnership has enhanced CEFORD’s strength and capacity to respond to the humanitarian crisis in West Nile.
Contact Person Asipkwe Jean Christabel
Web Site

Organization name Women Action Committee (WAC) Now Women Foundation for Improved Living Standard
Event Country Nigeria
Event Region Africa
Event Location Details Anambra State, Awka South
Date(s) 2 October, 3 October, 8 October, 10 October, 11 October
Description of Activities Ending gender based violence to promote Human Rights through Media: a movement
Introduction
Gender Based violence is a universal reality existing in all societies regardless of economic status, class, culture or any other diversity. So many women and girls have and are experiencing all forms of violence which has adversely affected their well being as well as producing in their homes, communities and places of work.
This problem in Anambra State in particular is mainly due to its patriarchal nature of the society and obnoxious cultural beliefs which suppress women and leave them to suffer in silence,
These inhuman acts have continued to prevent women from achieving their maximum potentials and compromises their physical and psychological integrity.
The aim of the media movement is to raise awareness, and concern against violence against women and to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.
It will also be used as a strategy by women’s group to call for elimination of violence against women and girls by raising awareness about gender based violence as a human right issue at the local level. It also hopes in establishing a forum in which, the youths can share their experiences by demonstrating the solidarity by all and sundry supporting the activities organized by WAC on violence against women and girl child within their communities. It hopes to use the tools to pressure, government and other stakeholders to implement the GBV laws and policies already accented by the Governors of Anambra State and domesticated by the government to eliminate GBV, WAC is partnering with Town Union, Women leaders, Idikacho women in Governance, Youths, Traditional rulers, Umuadas and Umuokpus to form a stronger movement to end GBV.

Theme – End GBV and Promote Human Rights
The culture to end GBV in our communities will undertake the following activities such as the following:
• Media drama
To demonstrate the observed GBV within the communities.
Invite some media crew both electronic and print for a briefing on the theme end the culture of Gender based-Violence.
• Campaign to end violence against women and Girls.
• Hold post-briefing discussion around gender-based violence in Anambra State and the role of social responsibility of media and the follow up action.
• Interview Youth leaders The media will also interview youth leaders from selected LGAS on their roles to end GBV in our communities.
• Organize two day Educators training on GBV and Human Rights for young girls and boys which will involve the following activities.
• Solidarity walk: There is the need to involve men and boys in the campaign to end violence against women. This is one good local advocacy that will involve boys and men, thus leading to mobilization action.
• Wearing of T-Shirt: This is also a means of creating awareness. The material won will help to sensitize the public on the issues of violence against women.
• Songs, Story telling
• For School Children: Schools will be encouraged to organize debate on GBV which will enhance
- Community based out reach
- Street campaign to raise awareness against GBV.
These activities will enhance public knowledge of GBV and opportunities and avenues for access to justice for the violated.

Expected outcome
An increased awareness by the general public the media, law enforcement and other state agents towards addressing cases of violence against women and girls especially early, child, forced marriage and domestic violence.
• Increased awareness amongst men and boys on women’s human rights in general and different dimensions of violence against women in particular.
• Beneficiaries committing to initiate programme e.g teenage girls and boys initiating social clubs in schools, religious institutions to campaign, traditional rulers, willing to promote Human Rights within their communities.
Significant reduction of violence against women.
Increase in the strengthening of the network of men and boys who campaign against violence against women.
Synchronization of gender in Anambra State.






Peer Mentoring Programme by Anambra State
Our society has changed and things are never the same one of the greatest development that has taken place within our society is the involvement of youths in leadership. With globalization and the presence of social media Teens of today desire different things from teens of yesterday.
The desires actually pull them into negative activities, or desirable goals and objectives. The power of peer influence and helping teenagers cope with universal everyday problems and pressures of becoming adults which involves building is the essential foundation of a strong diverse and democratic society.
WAC recognizes the importance of mentoring leaders while they are young especially as leadership skills can be leant by those who might never imagine themselves playing such prominent role in the society. In view of this, WAC will organize two days training programme for selected youth leaders to foster the youths with leadership skills on GBV.
WAC has been working so hard to make sure that Gender Based Violence is eliminated through encouraging students mentoring.
The desire led to the production of a book known as “A Guide to Effective Counselling IN Nigerian Secondary Schools.
However, fund is a limitation in getting the book circulated to Hard to Reach Communities. With funding WAC can scale it up.


Co-Sponsoring organizations Networking with FIDA, CRC, CIRDDOC, CAPCADF, NAWOPEG, WAMRRAC, COTAGG, National Coalition Affirmative Action Nigeria (NCAA), Coalition of Eastern Non-Governmental Organization (CENGOs), Civil Society Organization and Media Policy Advocacy Network (CSOMPAN, Civil Society for Cancer Eradication in Nigeria (CiSCANEN)
Contact Person Mrs. Chigbo Ajuorah
Web Site do not have web site

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 17 October
Description of Activities In absence of sustainable livelihoods, the members are engaged in casual work. Being daily wage earner, if they do not get work for a day then they have to go hungry or borrow money. All this pushes them in the vicious circle of poverty. The members will be informed about different livelihoods activities that they can undertake based on their skills and also about alternative livelihoods and skill building activities for the members.
Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 16 October
Description of Activities The major occupation of a large number of SEWA’s rural members is agriculture. Inspite of being in agriculture, the farmer still remains hungry. The members will be explained about the importance of agriculture and growing food crops to ensure food security at the local level. They will be encouraged to grow food crops also and will be given technical information about farming. The members will also be informed about the rural distribution network which procures from the farmers at the village level and the agri commodities are then processed and packed in small packing and marketed at the grass root level to ensure food security.
Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 15 October
Description of Activities SEWA explains the women about their contribution to the economy. The women do not identify them as workers. They are explained about how much they contribute to the national economy. They will be explained about the international rural women’s day and stories of some empowered women will be shared with the other members also.
Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 14 October
Description of Activities The meeting will be organized where the members will be informed about various government schemes for the rural poor and how can they access them. They will be also explained about their rights.
Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 13 October
Description of Activities Following the communal riots in Gujarat in the year 2002, SEWA started the work for the widows and orphans or single parent children. SEWA has also set-up peace centres in the urban areas where women do the task of peace building and creating harmony among the population.

The peace building process involves mothers / fathers of the children who ultimately owns and continues the process of recovery since this is long term healing model. Apart from children, the model also involves other players of the society who are part of the routine lives of Hamare Bachche eg teachers, friends etc. Meeting will be organized with them.
Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 12 October
Description of Activities In the current scenario where a lot of industrialization is taking place in the rural areas, the safety and security of the women are of utmost importance. Awareness meetings will be conducted where women will be made aware of their rights of safety and security. Also a large number of girls do not continue school after primary as they have to go out of village and the parents do not allow them to go due to safety and security reasons. Awareness will be created about their safety and also about violence against women.
Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 11 October
Description of Activities SEWA’s main goal is to organize the women worker’s for full employment and self-reliance. Full employment means employment whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security and social security (at least health care, child care and shelter). By self-reliance we mean that women should be self reliant, individually and collectively, both economically and in terms of decision-making ability.
A meeting of the leaders who are representatives of different trades will be held. The leaders will discuss the trade related issues of all the members. Solutions will also be discussed on how to overcome the issues. Necessary government linkages will also be established.

Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 10 October
Description of Activities A large amount of agriculture land is fast being converted into infrastructure and industrial land. In this process there is hardly any thrust on small and marginal farmers. SEWA has been undertaking the land awareness campaign in the villages to protect the members’ right to land and right to work. In addition to educating the members on not selling their land, efforts are also made to ensure that they can undertake agriculture in a sustainable way. The awareness meeting will be held in the districts where the members will be explained on not selling their land for other purposes and educating them on getting their land related documents done to ensure that their ownership of their land.
Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 9 October
Description of Activities In order to ensure that the poor women also benefit from the use of technology, SEWA has taken several intiaitives so that they are not left out. These women will be explained about different ways in which technology can be used for their trades and how can they access it.
Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org

Organization name Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Event Country India
Event Region Asia
Event Location Details The meetings and discussions will be held across the 9 districts of Gujarat where SEWA is working. These meetings will be held at the Community Learning and Business Resource Centres which are set-up at the village level. Meetings will also be organized in the urban areas for the members.
Date(s) 8 October
Description of Activities Agricultural development is often regarded as a measure of the quality of life in rural India. The agriculture sector also makes a significant contribution to India’s exports, and hence its growth and sustenance continues to be vital for overall development of the nation.

The problems of a small and marginal farmer are not limited to unavailability of credit or financial services only. They face various challenges like lack of support services such as capacity building, healthcare, market information, technical education, access to tools and equipment, organizing, and market linkages. Lack of these services, rather than unavailability of micro-credit, is often responsible for financial exclusion of a small and marginal farmer. SEWA’s approach has been to treat agriculture also as an industry so that agriculture moves form subsistence to becoming viable and profitable. In order to address the issues of the agriculture workers and small and marginal farmers, SEWA initiated its agriculture campaign which organizes the memerbs, builds their capacity, provides technical skills, information and knowledge and also provides them with market access.
Co-Sponsoring organizations SEWA promoted district associations of the poor members from different districts where SEWA is working.
Contact Person Jyoti Macwan
Web Site www.sewa.org
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