Learn Women Workers' Union

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Learn Women Workers' Union

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$1,000 - $10,000
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Through a unique women worker's union Nitin More is collectivizing the unorganized women labourers in one of Asia's largest slum, Dharavi, and enhancing their bargaining power with state agencies, the market and discriminating social structures. Dharavi, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, is also a remarkably vibrant hub of small businesses. Since most of this activity in Dharavi is in the unorganized sector and does not come under the labour regulations, most workers are victims of exploitation and uncertainty in their jobs. Moreover, being disadvantaged migrants, residents of Dharavi have neither certainty in their homes nor access to public services. By organizing and collectivizing women on the basis of their identity as workers Nitin is enabling a network for their social and economic protection. The union addresses the problems of their daily lives and survival allowing them then to focus on acquiring better lives.