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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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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05 Jan 2022

There are more than 67 million home-based workers in South Asia, of which a majority are women.

07 Dec 2021

For SEWA Ruaab the pandemic provided a unique scenario – a chance to reinvent, breathe life into a struggling enterprise.

15 Sep 2021

How A Grassroot-Level Organiser, In Ahmedabad, India, Gave Up Her Daily Wages In Order To Organise Her Community And Link Them To Basic Services. R