The work of home based women cigar rollers was considered an extension of their domestic roles. Providing visibility to the productivity of 9000 women by facilitating cigar workers to access workers benefits instead of only piece rate wages.
Women silk weavers of WWF's Kanchipuram branch were denied access to weavers' co-operatives due to lack of resources and invisibility. They are now shareholders of government run weavers co-operatives due to the WWF's efforts. Over 2,000 women have now access to raw materials and other benefits like markets, provident fund, insurance has been provided by the producers' societies, due to their better resource position (credit) and recognition of their work roles.
Over 160 women in Dindigul Branch in Nachakonampatti fought against discriminatory wages and boycotted their regular wage work and took up alternate employment. This caused scarcity of labour and compelled the landlords to both increase the wages and pay them wages equal to men.
Over 150 women in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu fought for their rights to have access to a burial ground, fighting the landed gentry who had refused it. Women went on a long protest march and presented a petition to the district collector and won their rights to the burial ground.