Network of Home-Based Workers in South Asia

HomeNet South Asia is a regional network of home-based worker organisations spread across eight countries. These include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Founded in 2000, we are South Asia’s first and only network for home-based workers.

Home Based Workers

The unorganised, informal sector makes up for a majority of the workforce in South Asia. And home-based workers form a vital part of informal economies in the region. By definition, home-based workers are those who produce goods or offer services directly.

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Areas of Work

With ‘Strength in Solidarity’ as its guiding principle, HomeNet South Asia pursues an agenda of empowerment for women, home-based workers across South Asia. We ensure that this agenda is responsive, democratic, and representative.

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Resources

Since its inception, HomeNet South Asia has designed initiatives, programmes, workshops and projects that aim to bring women, home-based workers closer to economic and social empowerment. Access papers, reports, policies and studies here.

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Blog

12 Jun 2018

There are many such Mayas in South Asia as well as around the world.

07 Jun 2018

The 22nd May 2018 was a truly red letter day for home-based workers across the world.

30 Jan 2018

Earlier this year, during a two-day workshop, we invited various civil society organisations, the ILO, NGOs, and academics to share their recommend