Category: Home-based Worker

Home-Based Worker News 27 April 2014

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Home-based workers, Thailand, photo by Martha Chen

(English) PAKISTAN. Labouring for social security. TNS (27 April 2014) by Ume Laila. The magnitude of home-based work and workers’ exploitation call for greater public intervention and policy review. NIGERIA. Nigeria: Women and Unemployment -Way Forward. All Africa (26 April 2014) by Ojoma Akor via Daily Trust (Abuja). The South-South Professional Women Association (SSPWA), yesterday held a… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 13 April 2014

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Home-based workers

(English) NEPAL. Creative couturiers. The Himalayan Times (11 April 2014). From ethnic wear to Western influences, fruit salads (look out for this word in our ‘ramp vocab’) to bridal wears, inspirations like the spring season being translated to diaphanous visions to water dreams, the Week will be an amalgamation of the best that our designers have… Read more »

Home-Based Workers 30 March 2014

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(English) GLOBAL. Main challenges of organising vulnerable workers. IOL (28 March 2014) by Pat Horn. All workers are vulnerable. Workers are vulnerable to dismissal, to bad health and safety conditions, and to pay that does not meet their needs. That is why all workers need trade unions. PAKISTAN. Home based workers call for amendment in social security… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 2 March 2014

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Home-based workers

(English) NIGERIA. Revisiting SEC’s Drive for Women’s Economic Empowerment. This Day Live (16 March 2014). In a manner that is quite unprecedented, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has intensified its drive to boost the economic empowerment of women in a move aimed at enabling financial inclusion, poverty reduction and deepening of the nation’s capital market,… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 16 February 2014

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(English) PAKISTAN. With no law to protect them,home-based workers continue to be exploited. The News International (16 February 2014). “The informal sector does not fall under the government’s definition of ‘workers’,” says Zera Khan, secretary general of the Home-Based Women Workers Association. GLOBAL. Finding and crunching the numbers to make the economic case for women’s rights. Thomson… Read more »