Category: Home-based Worker

Home-Based Worker News 12 October 2014

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Home-based workers, Thailand

(English) INDIA. Stitching Clothes and a Culture of Non-Violence in India’s Garment Factories. Care2 (12 October 2014) via UN Women. According to studies by Fair Wear Foundation, violence against women is widespread in India’s garment factories. LATIN AMERICA. It’s time to empower female entrepreneurs in Latin America. Here’s how. Fusion (12 October 2014) by Abby Rogers. Recently,… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 28 September 2014

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Home-based workers, Thailand

(English) PAKISTAN. Provinces asked to adopt all laws on labour. Daily Times (27 September 2014). Speakers at Labour Conference on Friday demanded that all the laws related to labour should be adopted by the provinces because after 18th Amendment in the Constitution, labour is now a subject of provinces. SOUTH AFRICA. Class, race and the new native. Mail… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 20 July 2014

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Home-based workers, Thailand, photo by Martha Chen

(English) USA. Rethinking an awful idea. Providence Journal (20 July 2014). A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting the government’s power to coerce union dues and fees from some workers has clouded an already ill-conceived Rhode Island law that lets home-based child-care providers unionize. PAKISTAN. Dialogue: MPA invites reaction to statement on ‘women’s little hard… Read more »

IEMS Report on Home-Based Workers Sheds New Light on Informal Employment

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By Sally Roever The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) is the world’s first longitudinal study of informal employment that combines structured comparisons (of ten cities and three occupational sectors), rigorous qualitative and quantitative research, and collaboration between researchers and grassroots workers’ organizations. An initiative of WIEGO and the Inclusive Cities project, the IEMS examines the… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 6 July 2014

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(English) GHANA. Ghana in Retrospect. All Africa (4 July 2014) by Frank Asante. Ghana has progressed in many fronts of national life in terms of development since independence. In the same measure, we have retrogressed in development generally. ZIMBABWE. Zimbabwe: Taking Ownership. All Africa (3 July 2014). Zimbabwe’s informal sector is pegged at 46 percent compared to… Read more »