SEWA’s Vision of SWARAJ
Millions of workers in independent India are yet to enjoy Poorna Swaraj meaning full Freedom.
Freedom is enjoying self-reliance both economic and mental, in thinking and in decision-making. In our experience, this is not possible without full-employment.
Full-employment means that every household enjoys basic food security, has access to clean water, clothing and shelter. They should be able to afford these from their own earnings. They should also obtain social security, including health care, child care, insurance and pension.
SEWA will continue to struggle till she achieves full-employment. This will be SEWA’s main goal.
SEWA members will work together to obtain full-employment by organising, and through non-violent struggle and constructive action.
SEWA’s core values are and will continue to be integrity, communal harmony, social justice and simplicity.
SEWA’s strategy is to organise women workers into unions and cooperatives or collectives, for self-reliance.
Through organising, women workers will have voice and their work be more visible. Their contribution to the nation’s economy will be valued.
Full freedom will be achieved when women workers lead their families and communities.
This is SEWA’s vision.
Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.