Category: Home-based Worker

Home-Based Worker News 19 January 2014

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(English) GUATEMALA. Foundation spurs enterprise in rural Guatemala. Lake Norman News (26 January 2014) by Suzanne Fulton. Communities of the Earth facilitates the production by Guatemalan women of hand-crafted fashion accessories like bracelets and necklaces that are marketed under the Wakami brand. INDIA. MasterCard and SEWA Collaborate to Advance Financial Inclusion in India. India PRWire (23 January 2014)…. Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 22 December 2013

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(English) PAKISTAN. “Impressed by Sialkot plan, Sindh vows workers’ welfare.” The Nation (20 December 2013). “The Sindh government has shown keen interest in launching the programme to ensure capacity-building of home-based workers with provision of better working opportunities, training, access to the markets and reasonable salaries,” said Asghar Ali Khan Jonejo, the advisor to Sindh… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 8 December 2013

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(English) PAKISTAN. “Home-based workers rights.” Business Recorder (5 December 2013). A recent seminar, hosted by an NGO, in Sialkot highlighted the plight of home-based workers affected by a sizeable decline in the city’s famous export, hand-stitched soccer balls, as also the problems faced by home-based workers in general. PAKISTAN. “Home-based industrial units need attention.” The International News… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 24 November 2013

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(English) SRI LANKA. “Developmental and populist budget, but concerns remain.” The Sunday Times (24 November 2013). The 2014 Budget contained an extensive list of proposals to develop agriculture, dairying, the rural economy and infrastructure, small and medium industry, women’s enterprises and projects to benefit a wide range of community interests. PAKISTAN. “Creating change.” Hometown Life… Read more »

We are Workers Too! How to Organize Home-based Workers

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We Are Workers Too!

Today, October 20, is Home-based Worker Day in South Asia. In October 2000, at a South Asian regional conference jointly organized by SEWA, UNIFEM and WIEGO, representatives of home-based worker organizations, government officials, and researchers from five South Asian countries met and formulated the Kathmandu Declaration for the rights of South Asian home-based workers.   Because… Read more »