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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Pakistan Capacity-Building: ‘Laws Should Uphold Treaty Commitments’ The Express Tribune . (29 March 2012)
By Islam, Shamsul.

The government should ensure that laws enacted in the country are in accordance with international treaties on human rights the country is a party to, Democratic Commission for Human Development Director Tanveer Jahan said on Wednesday.

India DVS Rolls Back VAT on Beedi Deccan Herald . (29 March 2012)

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Thursday announced withdrawal of Value Added Tax (VAT) of five per cent which he had proposed to levy on beedi in the budget for 2012-13

Pakistan Capacity-building: 'Laws Should Uphold Treaty Commitments' The Express Tribune . (29 March 2012)
By Islam, Shamsul.

The government should ensure that laws enacted in the country are in accordance with international treaties on human rights the country is a party to, Democratic Commission for Human Development Director Tanveer Jahan said on Wednesday.

India Beedi Workers Oppose VA The Hindu . (28 March 2012)

Saying that the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) on beedis, proposed in the State Budget 2012-13, would severely affect beedi workers, the Karnataka State Beedi Workers' Federation demanded its withdrawal

India Beedi Industry Seeks Withdrawal of VAT The Times of India . (28 March 2012)

The beedi industry has taken strong umbrage to the imposition of 5% value added tax (VAT) on sale of beedi in the recent state budget.

Pakistan Homebased Workers' Unity to Get Rights Stressed Dawn.com . (25 March 2012)
By Jajja, Sumaira .

Home-based workers (HBWs) in Pakistan must unite on a platform to get the International Labour Organisation’s Home Work Convention C-177 ratified and work on getting post-devolution policies and legislation in order to protect their rights.

Pakistan ILO, UN Women Sign Letter of Intent. Pakistan Observer . (22 March 2012)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Women Wednesday signed Letter of Intent to develop a common approach for better coordination and cooperation to work effectively on advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives.

India Government Health Insurance to Cover Beedi Workers Indo Asian News Service . (15 March 2012)

The government's health insurance scheme for poor is being extended to cover the beneficiaries of the flagship rural job guarantee scheme and beedi workers, the Economic Survey said Thursday

India Minimum Wages for Bidi Workers Raised The Mangalorean . (14 March 2012)

At a media meet here on Tuesday, March 13, president of State Bidi Workers' Association B Madhava said that the minimum wage of bidi workers has been increased to Rs 116

Pakistan International Women's Day: Punjab’s Million Voices Remain Unheard The Express Tribune . (8 March 2012)
By Mehmood, Rabia .

According to non-profit organisation Homenet, women home-based workers make up more than 1.2 million of the total urban female workforce in Punjab and 6.5 million of the rural women workforce. However, neither NGOs nor the Punjab labour department has data on the total number of women employed.