GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Safai Sena Waste Pickers Association

New Dehli, India

Website: safaisena.net

Primary information

Year formed
2001
Registered in
2009
Language
English, Hindi
Type of members
Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Itinerant buyers, Itinerant workers, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Association
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Street
Organization Structure
Safai Sena works though local fortnightly meetings, one monthly meeting with leaders, an annual meeting and through various committees, We have voted for leaders from every area. They are responsible to help Safai Sena to solve local problems, to help network with local elected representatives and to share any news that is important, as well as keep our monthly meeting regular.
Objectives
Green jobs, contribute to cleaning the environment, improve working conditions, recognition for waste pickers
Education and training
Business & project management, Mobilization, Waste management
Women composition

Benefits

Member benefits
Id cards

Services

Sorting Spaces
Sorting center / sorting workshops
Challenges to access waste
Harassment from authorities

Complementary Information

Information Source
WORD 29/7/2013, Asia 2013

Comments / Narrative

Safai Sena is a newer name for an older association. We came together as a group called RSSS, or Rashtriya Safai Seva Sangathan. However, we were frequently confused for another, better known organization with which we have no links. Besides, many members felt it was not a good name even otherwise. Therefore, we agreed upon another name. The RSSS began in 2001. Safai Sena registered itself in 2009, after over 2 years of struggling with the government, because our name was not initially acceptable to the Registrar of Societies.


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