SEWA VIDEO

Description

  • “Video SEWA was established in 1984 as a means to provide training to the members of SEWA and to motivate, mobilize and strengthen the existing membership of SEWA through the use of video recordings and tapes. Since 1984, Video SEWA has produced countless tapes and more than a hundred programmes of organizing, training and advocacy. These tapes reached villagers and slum dwellers in Gujarat as well as policy makers in Delhi and Washington. Gradually, video has become an integral part of SEWA’s activities and also for all the ongoing work. For women workers and the members of SEWA, SEWA tapes are a source of information as well as inspiration”1).
  • Video Sewa formed registered their cooperative “Shri Gujarat Mahila Video Sewa Mahiti Communication Sahakari Mandali Limited.” in 2002. Video Sewa formed its cooperative with the following objectives:
  1. Produce educational and informative programs related to the socio – economic lives of the self-employed women regarding the different services provided by Sewa like healthcare and childcare, to bring awareness and help in their capacity building and become self reliant.
  2. To provide information related to different types of work, guide them and help them progress.
  3. Develop women leaders by video so as to do various activities like savings business related to their progress.

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Publications

  • Periodical Written Publications :
  • Punctual Written Publications:
  • Radio broadcasting:
  • Television or video broadcasting:
  • Other publications:

Diffusion


Legal status

  • Cooperative since 2002

Financing / Donours & Funders


Internal organization

  • The Video Sewa team includes members coming from the informal sector like head loaders, vegetable vendors, home-based workers etc. but after joining video Sewa undertook technical training of the equipments and today are producers of various educational and informative programs.

Contacts

  • Address :

Video SEWA
Self Employed Women's Association
“Krishna Bhuvan”,
Nr. Hariharanand Ashram,
Opp. Town Hall, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad - 380006. INDIA.

  • Phone: +91-79-26577115, 26580474
  • Fax: +91-79-26587708
  • Email: mail@videosewa.org

History

  • 2002: Video Sewa formed registered their cooperative “Shri Gujarat Mahila Video Sewa Mahiti Communication Sahakari Mandali Limited.”
  • 1984: video SEWA established

Links with other alternative media


Bibliography/Webgraphy


2) Source: Interview with Alex Halkin by Benjamin Ferron, 04/12/2008
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