The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted global garment supply chains causing brands and retailers to close shops and cancel orders from sourcing factories. This has resulted in mass layoffs and has had a devastating effect on the livelihoods of homeworkers – who form the lowest tiers of supply chains.
A half day city official workshop has been held in Dhaka, BIAM Centre on 4th June, 2012. City officials from different department of Dhaka City Corporation, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA), Dhaka Power Development Corporation (DPDC), NGOs, Trade Union representatives, Representatives from Homebased Workers were present in the workshop.
A three-day long nonresidential training workshop on organizing & leadership for the identified HBWs in Dhaka city was organized at Radda MCH Centre Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
This study contributes to the development of understanding of supply chain with which the women homeworkers are involved. We have studied the homeworkers and their organizations in Dhaka city.
DSK has been implementing the project entitled ‘World Class Cities for All’ in partnership with HomeNet South Asia Trust since 2013. The major objectives of the project are to create organizing, awareness raising and capacity building to home based workers of Chittagong city.
The 'key issues' studies of urban poor homebased workers in South Asian countries (Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan) and Southeast Asian countries (Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines) profiled below; were conducted as part of the Inclusive Cities project, with a focus on addressing urban poverty and the problems (Key Issues) of the urban Homebased workers in the developing world. Homebased workers - the focus of the HomeNets work with urban poor informal workers are among the most vulnerable of all informal workers