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Ela Bhatt: 'gentle revolutionary'

"Our generation was all filled with ideas. The only thing that was on the agenda was to rebuild the nation."

Ela Bhatt outlines how she started SEWA, a trade union for self-employed women, and how it has come to offer full financial and social services to some of India's poorest people. This video interview was part of Channel NewsAsia’s Women Warrior series.


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