The 28th International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tourism, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) Congress passed a resolution on Achieving voice, visibility, validation of women workers in honor of Sister Ela R. Bhatt (Elaben), the founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in India, who passed away November last year.
Together with the adoption of the resolution on voice, visibility and validation of women in the informal economy, the 28th IUF Congress also endorsed the proposal to recognize November 2 as a day of education, awareness, organizing and empowerment of women in the informal economy. Every November 2, IUF affiliates will celebrate the legacy of Elaben and build upon her life’s work for the future of women in the informal economy.
SEWA is one of the steering committee members of ComDev Asia, a regional initiative that promotes Communication for Development (ComDev) in the Asia-Pacific region.
(Note: This article is originally published in the IUF website.)