The members of SEWA Punjab are women who work in the informal and unorganised sector of the economy. SEWA Punjab aims to facilitate their holistic empowerment by organizing them and building their capacities. The members are entitled to SEWA Punjab’s development programs and benefits that aim to secure their full employment and self-reliance, and are provided assistance on civic, health, livelihood and other problems that they face collectively. .
SEWA Punjab, being a membership-based organization, helps to mobilize informal workers and create a platform to amplify the voices and concerns, and advocate for their rights at various levels. At present, SEWA Punjab members belong to the following groups –
Construction Workers – they are manual labourers carrying out construction tasks such as bricklaying, masonry, digging work, head-loading, etc. The biggest challenge they face in Punjab is lack of proper registration because of which they cannot access their entitlements. Most construction workers are from Mohali and Sanaur, Patiala.