Paying for Poverty
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Evidence has mounted that helping women can be a successful poverty-fighting strategy anywhere in the world.
The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) was founded in India in 1972 and ever since has helped some of the country’s poorest women start businesses, raising living standards for the women and winning a Nobel Peace Prize for the economic and social impacts of its work.
Kate Nustedt chaired a discussion with two members of the SEWA collective about why it works and how their lives have been turned around.
Kate was also joined by Becky John, of Who Made Your Pants? which employs a similar model working with women in Southampton.
Unfortunately Rosie Boycott, who was going to be chairing this panel, was unable to take part due to unforeseen circumstances.