HomeNet Pakistan and HomeNet South Asia Host First Annual Convention of Home-based Workers

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On April 11th, 2011 the Homebased Women Workers Federation, HomeNet Pakistan and HomeNet South Asia joined for the first annual convention of Homebased workers in Karachi, Pakistan.

Over 2500 home-based workers from Pakistan were expected to attend in addition to home-based workers from Nepal. Home-based workers from India and Bangladesh were unable to attend due to some logistical issues but hope to attend next year’s convention. Demands during the convention included:

a) Recognition and visibility of home-based workers;

b) National policies on home-based workers;

c) Social security for home-based workers;

d) Ratification of C. 177, the ILO Home Workers Convention.