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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Cambodia Workers March to Protest in Kandal Saudi Gazette . (6 July 2012)

Police block the street as workers march from a garment factory in Kandal province to protest at the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training in capital Phnom Penh, Thursday.

Five years ago, the death of Shahida Parveen’s husband left her facing a frightening future.

India Craft of Business Express India . (1 July 2012)
By Pundir, Pallavi.

Two years ago, SEWA, an organisation founded in 1972 in Gujarat by Ela Bhatt for poor, self-employed women, had launched Ruaab SEWA Artisans Producer Company Limited to promote business of embroidery for home-based women.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has identified India's eminent social activist Ela Bhatt as one of her "heroines".

Pakistan Social Protection Bill Drafted The Nation . (20 June 2012)

HomeNet Pakistan in collaboration with ILO organised a day long consultation with stakeholders to finalize drafting of Social Protection Bill for Home-Based workers (HBWs) in the province.

Pakistan Power Cuts and the Plight of Home-based Workers The Express Tribune . (13 June 2012)
By Mehmood, Rabia.

Making a large percentage of the informal workforce in Pakistan’s economy, home-based workers are not only caught in an exploitative cycle of unregulated labour but their work is also now severely affected by power cuts.

Mongolia The Informal Economy Provides a Twist to Mongolia’s Growth The UB Post . (12 June 2012)
By Tolson, Michelle.

Definitions vary, but at its most broad, the (informal) sector includes street sellers, home-based businesses and family workers who might not be paid a wage, domestic workers, trash pickers and garment workers, construction workers and small farmers according to Women In Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), an organization researching the sector.

India India's Tobacco Girls BBC News India . (12 June 2012)
By Kumar, Davinder.

On World Day Against Child Labour, Davinder Kumar of Plan International investigates the plight of young girls engaged in making beedis - the traditional hand-rolled cigarettes - in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

India Factory Raids Reveal Child Labor Persists in India Associated Press . (12 June 2012)
By Daigle, Katy.

Police raids on factories in the Indian capital revealed dozens of migrant kids hard at work Tuesday despite laws against child labor.

Afghanistan India Can India "Fix" Afghanistan? New York Times . (7 June 2012)
By Timmons, Heather.

The Self Employed Women’s Association(SEWA), which starts women’s self-help groups, has been running vocational training programs in Afghanistan since 2008, teaching women to make jam and sew clothing, among other skills.