Category: Home-based Worker

Home-Based Worker News June 9 2013

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(English) INDIA. “Study on cash transfers shows the poor spend on schooling, health.” Times of India (5 June 2013) by Rukmini Shrinivasan. A year-and-a-half-long experiment with universal unconditional cash transfers by SEWA and Unicef in 22 Madhya Pradesh villages has shown that the poor use cash for better schooling, health and food. GLOBAL. “Multinationals Turn… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News June 2 2013

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(ENGLISH) PAKISTAN. “Double the return: Empowering women and supporting dying crafts.” Tribute (May 26, 2013). Hand-embroidered accessories and traditional clothes made by women hailing from Pakistan and other South Asian regions are on display at the “Support the Crafts” exhibition at the Nomad Art Gallery. PAKISTAN. “Garment factories violating labour laws.” Nation (May 26, 2013)…. Read more »

Home-Based Worker News May 19 2013

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(ENGLISH) CAMBODIA. “Cambodia factory collapse: How did inspectors miss it?” Global Post  (May 18, 2013) by Dene-Hern Chen. It’s partly Bangladesh’s questionable standards that draw global buyers to Cambodia, where a United Nations-backed program monitors plants for safety. GLOBAL. “UN human rights chief welcomes signing of Bangladesh work safety accord by major companies.” UN News… Read more »

Organizando os Trabalhadores em Domicílio em Kanpur, na Índia

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Por HomeNet South Asia Kanpur, na Índia, uma cidade metropolitana, é maior cidade industrial do estado de Uttar Pradesh, ocupando uma área de 300 km². Ela era conhecida como a capital econômica e industrial de Uttar Pradesh e é uma das maiores produtoras de produtos têxteis e de couro, que são exportados a granel. Além… Read more »

Developments in Design

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By WIEGO The design of equipment and tools that allows informal workers to work in safer, healthier and more efficient ways has long been of interest to several of the Learning Meeting participants. In OHS Newsletter Issue 2, we talked to SEWA about the development of their prototypes. KKPKP and AeT have also been involved… Read more »