Movement of Home Based Workers in South Asia
HomeNet South Asia is a network organisation of women homebased workers promoted by UNIFEM and SEWA. It was set up after the Kathmandu Declaration , formulated in an international conference convened in Nepal in year 2000. The formal launching of HomeNet South Asia was held on January 17, 2007 in the Conference “Women Work & Poverty Policy Conference on Home Based Workers of South Asia” which was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Facts & Figures
A survey in seven countries revealed that Homebased workers represent between 10 and 25 per cent of the non-agricultural workforce ...
Who are Home Based Workers
Homebased workers are:
Own-account workers, and contributing family workers helping the own-account workers, involved in the production of goods and services for the market, ...
20th OCTOBER OBSERVED HOMEBASED WORKERS'DAY SIGNIFICANCE OF HOMEBASED WORKERS
In 2000, on 20th October Kathmandu Declaration was passed on Homebased Workers. To mark the day as a significant day for homebased workers, 20th October was marked as "HOMEBASED WORKERS' DAY" by HomeNet South Asia in December 2010.
Since then, HomeNet South Asia along with its partners has been celebrating "HOMEBASED WORKERS' DAY" by organizing various rallies, seminars, conferences, etc in SAARC countries. This year (2013), HNSA Partners observed "HOMEBASED WORKERS' DAY" on 20th October
For Exposure Programme, they will learn about addressing the civic amenities and infrastructure issues through formation of Community Based Organisations. The groups in their cities are facing housing, electricity, water connection issue, solid waste management, basic health services and sanitation. This exposure would expose them towards CBO functioning and Public Private Partnership model.
1. LABOUR EDUCATION FOUNDATION (LEF)
in Pakistan organized "National Convention on Homebased Workers "stressing upon the legal recognition of "Homebased Workers' (HBWs) as "Labour".
National Convention on Homebased Workers on 26th October,2013:-
Union Leaders Strength and Solidarity of Women Homebased Workers in National Convention in Pakistan
2. HOMEBASED WOMEN WORKERS' FEDERATION (HBWWF)
organized a press conference on Homebased Workers demanding for adoption of Provincial Policy.
General Secretary of Homebased Women Workers' Federation( HBWWF) -Ms Zehra Akbar Khan (third from Left) demanded for Adoption of Provincial Policy on Homebased Workers in Press Conference" in Karachi saying that there are more than 12.5million homebased workers in Pakistan, 80% of them women, are deprived of their due rights, braving cruel exploitation to mark the Homebased Workers' Day
3. CENTRE FOR LABOUR AND SOCIAL STUDIES (CLASS NEPAL)
in Nepal organized a National Conference to get commitment from Trade Unions and other concerned stakeholders to work towards the Ratification of C-177
Mr. Shankar Lamichhane- President of Class Nepal addressing the Interaction Program at Kathmandu
Homebased Workers and Participants at Interaction Program in Jhapa, Nepal to celebrate the Homebased Workers' Day.
Ms. Bindu Shrestha, President of Nepal Homebased Workers' Union addressing the Interaction Program at Kathmandu
Mr. Jay Kumar Sharma, Officer of Central Bureau of Statistics: Highlighting the importance of Statistics of Homebased Workers in Nepal.
4. SAARC BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF HOMEBASED WORKERS (SABAH NEPAL)
celebrated the annual "Homebased Workers" day at Sabah Nepal Trade facilitation centre by conducting a blood donation camp supported by Smart Choice Technology (SCT).
The chief guest for the Blood Donation Campaign was Madam Ayesha Saleem (Seated in the Centre), wife of SAARC Secretary General. The event marked the presence of Enforcer of HNSA Ms. Chandni Joshi (Second from Left), President of SABAH Nepal-Ms. Sristi Joshi Malla (fourth from left) and other guests.
Strength and Solidarity of Women Homebased Workers at Sabah Nepal
Mrs. Ayesha Saleem expressed her happiness of being a part of this special celebration at Sabah Nepal.
Message from Enforcer- HomeNet South Asia
Shri Renana Jhabvala
Received India Today Woman in Public Service award organised by India Today Woman's summit and Award 2013
HomeNets in South Asia envisions a scenario in which Homebased Workers are visible, protected, promoted, empowered ..