BWI- Building & Woodworkers' International

The Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) is a Global Union Federation of trade unions in the building, building materials, wood, forestry and allied sectors. The federation was established in 2005 with the mission to promote the development of trade unions in our sectors throughout the world and to promote and enforce workers’ rights in the context of sustainable development. The BWI represents workers/trade unions in building, building materials, wood, forestry and allied sectors at various international forums including the International Labour Organization (ILO), ADB, WB and the UN. The organization works closely with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the other Global Union Federations and has a Special Consultative status to the Economic and Social Committee of the United Nations.

              SEWA- Self-Employed Women’s Association

SEWA is a trade union registered in 1972. It is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses. They do not obtain regular salaried employment with welfare benefits like workers in the organised sector. They are the unprotected labour force of our country. Constituting 93% of the labour force, these are workers of the unorganised sector. Of the female labour force in India, more than 94% are in the unorganised sector. However, their work is not counted and hence remains invisible. In fact, women workers themselves remain uncounted, undercounted and invisible. SEWA’s main goals are to organise women workers for full employment. Full employment means employment whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security and social security (at least health care, child care and shelter). SEWA organises women to ensure that every family obtains full employment. By self-reliance, we mean that women should be autonomous and self-reliant, individually and collectively, both economically and in terms of their decision-making ability.

HNSA- Home net South Asia

HNSA is a regional network of home-based worker organizations spread across eight countries. These include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Founded in 2000, HNSA is South Asia’s first and only network for home-based workers. Through various initiatives, HNSA aims to build regional solidarity among home-based workers and their representative organizations, advocate for relevant policies that include home-based workers in national statistics, Government programs, and ensure worker's rights, ensure visibility of home-based workers by strengthening their collective voice, create better economic opportunities, secure social security, develop the capacities of grassroots-level organizations. In the years since its inception, HNSA has emerged as a leading voice for home-based workers in the region. Their initiatives, in the member countries, empower women, and home-based workers and help them improve their lives and livelihoods.

         NADW- National Alliance Domestic Workers

The National Alliance for Domestic Workers (NADW) is a network of trade unions and collectives of domestic workers across India. NADW is committed to creating leadership among domestic workers to advocate for justice, collectively fight for rights and dignity, and overcome exploitation, abuse, violence and harassment in the workplace. The members of the ‘National Alliance for Domestic Workers in India are committed to organizing and uniting domestic workers across India to reclaim democratic spaces. NADW is aware of the suppression of dissent and the denial of political rights of the working poor, farmers, Dalits, women, 28 minorities and tribals. NADW is committed to building up networks with secular and peace-loving movements across India and globally.

 NAAWU - National Alliance of Agriculture allied Workers Union

The union is the collective platform of agriculture workers in the 3 states, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana. Andhra Pradesh Vyvasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU), Karnataka Vyvasaya Vruthidarula Union (KVVU) & Telangana Vyvasaya Vruthidarula Union (TVVU) are the member unions. National Alliance of Agriculture allied Workers Union - NAAWU is work for the uplift of women, agricultural workers, marginal farmers, fisher folk, indigenous people, shepherds & rural artisans spread over districts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka states in India. The present membership of all federated Mandal unions is 728,898. The union has come into existence in the year 1991 and was formed as a full-fledged federation at the state level in 1998. 56% of members and leadership are women in APVVU. NAAWU have a joint committee for all the operational and administrative purpose which includes the selected members of APVVU, TVVU & KVVU .The committee is coordinated by secretary. Majority of rural workers are being come from the background of Dalits and Adivasis, the union has developed unique way to work from caste, class, gender and ecological justice perspectives.

NASVI- National Association of Street Vendors of India

NASVI is an organization working for the protection of the livelihood rights of thousands of street vendors across the country. Beginning as a Network in 1998, NASVI was registered in 2003 under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. The main objective behind establishing NASVI was to bring together the street vendor organizations in India so as to collectively struggle for macro-level changes which had become imminent to support the livelihood of around 10 million vendors which stand severely threatened due to outdated laws and changing policies, practices and attitudes of the powers that be. NASVI is a national federation of street vendor organizations. It is a coalition of Trade Unions, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and professionals. The membership of NASVI is open to Trade Unions (TUs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and professionals like Lawyers, Teachers, Doctors, Social activists who have been working for the empowerment and development of the street vendors. Presently, NASVI has 528645 members from 888 organizations from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Manipur, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Goa, Pondicherry, and Chhattisgarh.


 Anukatham is a Tamilnadu-based women trade union working for the welfare and development of women. We aim to provide full employment to the informal sector women workers and make them self-dependent. Our Vision is “to develop the socio-economic condition of the poor, unorganized sector of women workers and include them with the economic mainstream of the country” & its mission is to organize and mobilize the women workers in the informal sector for their rights as workers and highlight their identity as a worker in front of the government and the society. Further, to build the leadership capacity of the women workers, proper implementation of the existing laws and schemes and formulation of the new laws and policies in favour of the informal sector women workers.