Home-based work is a critical source of employment in the South Asian region and, estimates suggest, that it is home to over 50 million home-based workers. In the countries that make up South Asia, home-based workers largely find themselves at the bottom of supply chains and are, often, an invisible work force. While their contributions are significant, they remain unrecognised by Governments and by country laws. Despite the passing of the Homeworkers’ Convention (C177) in 1996, none of the South Asian Governments have ratified the Convention. A majority of nations, in South Asia and elsewhere, have also failed to formulate and implement targeted laws that protect home-based workers and assure them their rights. However, Pakistan has proved to be a notable exception.