Thursday, May 17, 2007


CAPRi Working Paper 61: Women’s Collective Action and Sustainable Water Management: Case of SEWA’s Water Campaign in Gujarat, India

By Smita Michra-Panda

This paper discusses the case of the Self Employed Women’s Association’s (SEWA) Women, Water and Work Campaign which began in 1995 in the semi-arid regions of Gujarat. SEWA’s women’s groups, which are initiated through collective action, have been active in sustaining local water management through water harvesting, watershed management, handpump repair, pipeline maintenance and revival of traditional sources of water. MORE...

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