International Bulletin - Fall 1997
Collective Economic Action for Women
The globalization of the world's economy hen created an awareness of the marginal economic situation in which many women live today. The Los Angeles Chapter of the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Woman's Association ("PPSEAWA") would like to enlist the help of other PPSEAWA chapters world-wide to identify innovative womens' grassroots economic projects that are functioning successfully in their own environments, We are particularly interested in describing self-help projects that might be applied in other situations or countries.
Our purposes are: (1) to help women communicate and exchange ideas, and (2) to produce a women's economic project resource book. Examples of ouch projects are:
(1) The Grameen Bank, the bank in Bangladesh that provides microlending assistance to women who operate their own businesses.
(2) Self-Employed Woman's Association ("SEWA") - the women's union in India that organized market vendors and home manufacturing women to give women more control over their economic lives.
(3) Common Threads - a support group for sweatshop garment workers in Los Angeles, California.
Please send us a description of any such project that you know about which is operating successfully in the Pacific region. Any information you send would be most appreciated, but ideally the information should be between 2 and 10 pages in length.
You may send such information via regular mail to:
Shirani Stanislaus, PPSEAWA Los Angeles, 2010 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 706, Los Angeles, CA 90057, U.S.A.; or via facsimile: (country code 01) (213) 413-3992;
Marilyn Garcia, PPSEAWA Los Angeles, 221 North Figueroa Street, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012 U.S.A., or via facsimile (country code 01) (213) 250-1113; or
Marian Fay, PPSEAWA Los Angeles, Internet address (e-mail): MJWONG@earthlink.net
Thank you for assisting the PPSEAWA Chapter in Los Angeles with respect to our project.
Marilyn Garcia, Chapter President
October 28, 1997
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