India

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country went into lockdown on 24th March, resulting in a widespread humanitarian crisis for the many informal workers stranded without work or shelter, for many of the workers relied on a daily wage. During the lockdown, Employers, Industries and the

25 Aug 2020

New Delhi – India’s capital – is battling a particularly rough 2020. In February, 2020, riots broke out in large parts of the city. And just while the capital was limping back to normalcy, COVID-19 followed. At the time of publishing, Delhi is one of the worst-affected by the pandemic, in India

Between 2011-12 and 2017-18, the number of home-based workers decreased significantly. The drop was greater than the drop in India’s total employment and was largely due to the significant decrease in the employment of women in home-based agricultural work.

29 Jun 2020

The spread of COVID-19 across South Asia has resulted in the large-scale shutdown of business operations. While almost all industries have been adversely affected, the garment industry is one of the worst-hit. This has left export houses and domestic manufacturers without work orders and with no

The Second Draft Code on Social Security (2018) Vs The Third Draft Code on Social Security (2019) - A Comparison From the Perspective of Unorganised Sector Workers.

30 Mar 2020

The terms ‘invisible’ or ‘hidden’ are often used when referring to women homeworkers in garment and footwear supply chains. Their work is often undervalued and remains unseen by the retailers and brands they produce for. Because of the hidden nature of their work, they are vulnerable. And face

20 Feb 2020

This year, the Australian Open brought cheer to India’s leading garment hub – Tiruppur. The Hindu, a national daily, reported that

This report is the outcome of a study titled ‘Impact of Demonetization on Home-based Workers of Jaipur and Mumbai’ commissioned by WIEGO in  February  2017. It is part of a larger study,  which started with the  objective  of examining  the impacts of demonetization on the work and lives of 

Home-based workers produce goods or services for the market from within or around their own homes. In developed, developing and under-developed economies, they produce a wide range of low-and high-end goods and services for domestic and global markets. Estimates suggest that there are more than

India’s growth story is a paradox. While India has seen impressive growth in its Gross Domestic Product and per capita income, these gains have not been evenly distributed.

04 Jan 2019

How A Social Enterprise In Udaipur Organises And Links Home-Based Workers To Global Supply Chains

It was a quiet day, when we arrived, in Kamli Ka Guda. The expansive highways that stretch out of Udaipur give way to the less-travelled road that leads to Delwara. Once a dukedom of

The Government of India is committed to inclusive growth, where the benefits of development also reach the last person in the remotest village or most inaccessible informal urban habitation of India. Economic development of the country is to be measured not only through the rate of growth of

The Homebased Workers Policy workshop was held on 7th and 8th March 2017, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and attended by participants at Annexe 1. The agenda is at Annexe 2.

02 Jan 2018

Visit to one of the slum areas in Ahmedabad was undertaken with the purpose of getting better understanding of the work related to surgical devices that was given to HBWs. On exploring the area and interacting with the residents, it came to light that HBWs of the area were primarily into

09 Feb 2015

We, the members of 60 networks, associations and trade unions of home-based workers, together with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and researchers from 24 countries, met in New Delhi on the 8th and 9th of February 2015 at the Global Conference of Home-based Workers.