Tag: home workers’ rights

Home-Based Worker News 25 May 2014

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(English) PAKISTAN. IHT receives Japanese grant to help rebuild livelihoods of artisans. The Daily Times (24 May 2014). The World Bank (WB), as administrator of grants provided by the Japanese government under the Japan Social Development Fund, has signed a grant agreement of $2.8 million with the Indus Heritage Trust (IHT), a local non-government organisation (NGO), to… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 11 May 2014

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(English) MALAYSIA. 52 out of 100 women in Malaysia are wage earners. The Star Online (9 May 2014). “We would like to see more educated and professional women bloom as self-employed individuals, business owners, exporters and players in the global market place,” Rohani said when opening the World Islamic Economic Foundation (WIEF) Women Entrepreneurial Retreat… Read more »

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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Home-based workers

(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 »