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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 »

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 »

Update: The Informal Economy Monitoring Study

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by Imraan Valodia WIEGO and its Inclusive Cities partners are engaged in a multi-year longitudinal, 10-city Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS). The IEMS combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide an in-depth understanding of how three groups of urban informal workers – home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers – are affected by and… Read more »