Poor women's creativity has transformed attitudes on cultural myths, superstitions about diseases, local health traditions and environment; linked poor women in remote locations to institutional services and development schemes; improved nutrition status by linking value added nutrition inputs to credit leading to household food security; brought about alternative leadership in the household and community due to women's control over their reproductive choices and strengthened productive roles.

The experiments like the WWF/NUWW has broadened the realms of unionism to include a variety of strategies ranging from legal rights education, training for worker consciousness advocacy for rights of the poor and extension of solidarity for social change. It derives sustenance from the bond that the women share, coming from similar situations of isolation, exploitation and oppression. It is a mass movement of over 4,50,000 poor women due to the innovative strategy of harnessing the leadership potential of poor women that has found expressions in this truly participatory, action oriented structure.

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