12 Jun 2018

A day in the life of Maya

“I can just about feed my family, why do I need a policy for home-based workers?” laments Maya, a home-based worker. Maya, lives with her husband, a daily wage labourer, a father-in-law who is bed-ridden and three children in one of the suburban

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

Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Pakistan adopted by the Committee at its fifty fourth session (11 February – 1 March 2013).

A Bill to formulate the law relating persons who work in the informal or unorganized sector carrying out remunerative work within their homes or in the surrounding, grounds and protection for their rights. 

WHEREAS  it is expedient to formulate and introduce a law relating to the social

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.

30 Jan 2018

Earlier this year, during a two-day workshop, we invited various civil society organisations, the ILO, NGOs, and academics to share their recommendations and ideas on the initial draft of the National Policy for home-based workers in India. In the months following the workshop, we have