Published On: Mon, Feb 6th, 2023

Hillary Clinton in Gujarat to Pay Tribute to SEWA Founder Ela Bhatt, Talks to Women Workers | India News

Ahmedabad: Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Sunday said heat caused by climate change poses an additional challenge to women workers in informal sectors and a global ‘Climate Resilience Fund’ will help tackle this challenge.

Clinton also announced the first-of-its-kind climate resilience fund on the first day of her two-day visit to Gujarat.

Addressing members of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Ahmedabad, Clinton said, “a group of concerned people has come together to help start the climate resilience fund which will be the first of its kind in the world.”

“You’ve overcome so many obstacles, broken through so many barriers. But now you face an additional challenge–the challenge that climate change presents–of heat,” Clinton said at the event to mark 50 years of SEWA as a trade union.

“Whether you’re in construction, or you are in waste recycling, or you are in plastic, or you are a street vendor, or you are a farmer, whatever you are, your challenge to make an income to support yourselves and work throughout the days of overwhelming heat will be the next big problem that SEWA will help you try to resolve,” she said.

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