Monthly Archives: August 2015

Kudumbashree: Kerala’s all women’s construction company

This is a terrific video by the BBC on the Kudumbashree Construction Companies. “Kudumbashree” is the southern Indian state of Kerala’s mission to wipe out poverty through community action and the empowerment of women. The literal meaning of Kudumbashree is … Continue reading

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India To Build Homes For All

“When it comes to the scene of construction activity in India, images of poor workers–both men and women on faded torn clothes carrying red bricks on their heads–dominate the catalogue. Although India has progressed a lot in its 68-year post … Continue reading

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Building India’s cities, silent workforce of women goes unrecognized

This Jan 11, 2015 article by Nita Bhallo from Reuters describes the conditions of many of India’s women construction workers and the work of SEWA in training women and educating them on their rights.

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