For the far-removed eye, the landscape of North-Eastern Nepal can represent a veritable paradise. It is made up of towering mountains and hills whose peaks are often haloed with swirls of mist and carpeted in lush green. But life here is anything but utopian. The rocky terrain has been home to
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 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
South Asia’s 50 million home-based workers, a majority of whom are women, are significant contributors. Their earnings ensure the welfare of their families, communities and national economies. Within this 50 million, homeworkers – a category of home-based workers who earn piece-rates – are an
When the United Nations’ Secretary General established the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, in 2016, the Panel declared that “No Woman Left Behind” would be its first guiding principle.
Like most Saturdays in Nepal, April 25, 2015, was also off to a quiet start. Mostly people stayed home, the streets were quiet, and a majority of shops remained shut. It was a regular Saturday till the clock struck 11.56. At that moment a powerful earthquake ripped through Nepal and changed
Global supply chains are a key source of economic opportunity in today’s globalized economy. But the quality of and returns from those opportunities depends on how workers and enterprises are inserted into the supply chain. Within the manufacturing global supply chains, one of the ways in which
The Kathmandu Declaration for the rights of South Asian home-based workers was adapted by representatives of South Asian Governments, UN agencies, NGOs and Trade Unions ;in a Conference organized by UNIFEM and WIEGO in October 2000 and supported by International Development Research Centre.
Saathi conducted three day training on Public speaking(3rd-5th August 2016, at Kathmandu). As decided, SAATHI, hired, Ms. Kripa Basnyat (executive director at INGO named, HAMMRO CHAHANA) was hired for imparting training to the 28 HBW leaders(6 existing and 22 new leaders) on Public speaking. The