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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Region(s): India ; South Asia
India Slum Dwellers Face Eviction As India Builds New Smart Cities. The Huffington Post . (29 September 2016)
By Goldberg, Eleanor.

Once known as Temple City for its ancient Hindu temples, Bhubaneswar in the eastern Indian state of Odisha aims to reposition itself as a hub for technology and healthcare with funding from a government programme to modernise cities.

India According To New Report Gender Equality Is Key To Boosting Cotton Industry. Blue & Green Tomorrow . (27 September 2016)

The report also examines the results from the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme in Gujarat, India jointly run by CottonConnect and leading retailer Primark. Working with local NGO partner, the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), the programme has trained 1,251 female smallholders through classroom sessions, in-field training and learning groups.

By Abdi, Tasnim.

Recently, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced that it will start a partnership with the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) in India. The partnership aims to increase access to land, financial resources, and skills for rural women.

By Chandran, Rina.

The Indian state of Maharashtra will give women slum dwellers equal ownership rights with men, the first such move by the state where millions live in the very poor neighborhoods.

By Lal, Neeta.

The law will benefit only a minuscule percentage of women, while ignoring the majority who are working as contractual labour, farmers, self-employed women and housewives.

By Reuters, .

"These are the most invisible of informal workers," said Indira Gartenberg, who has researched home based-workers with non-profit LEARN in Mumbai. "Their situation is worse than a sweatshop, because at least in the sweatshop they don't have to pay for electricity and water and rent and they get paid regularly," she said.

Coming to Mumbai from Andhra Pradesh in search of livelihood, to working in Dharavi slum as vegetable seller, domestic worker and more. This is the story of one woman, and many others like her who are fighting for their rights.

By Macwan , Jyoti.

BTS speaks with Jyoti Macwan of the Self Employed Women’s Association of India on the invisibility of homeworkers in the Indian labour force.

India A law against children. The Indian Express . (29 July 2016)
By Mander, Harsh.

Nearly 32 per cent of total women workers outside agriculture are home-based workers. Around 73 per cent of these women engage in home-based manufacture, in sectors such as apparel, tobacco products and textiles. Once work is undertaken within the four walls of a home, children routinely (but up to now unlawfully) assist their mothers for long hours to complete and maximise their "piece-work" orders.

By Salian, Priti.

It is almost 10:30pm and Mohammad Rafiq Shaikh is trying to stitch up the last of the sling bags for an order that needs to be dispatched the next day. He usually leaves his workshop by 10pm, but today there is extra work.