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Theme: Informal Economy
Region(s): Pakistan ; South Asia
Pakistan Formation of vigilance committees demanded to end violence against women The Express Tribune . (26 November 2017)

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Home Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) and National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) demanded the formation of vigilance committee at all the workplaces to curb violence against women.

Pakistan Vigilance committees demanded to stop violence against women The Nation Pakistan . (26 November 2017)

On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women , Home-Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) and the National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) on Saturday demanded the constitution of vigilance committees at all workplaces to stop violence against women.

Pakistan Regularise home-based workers, register them with SESSI, EOBI The News Pakistan . (21 October 2017)

Home-based workers play a crucial role in the development of any national economy and it is necessary that their rights are accepted and protected in sincerity if Pakistan is to truly progress, said Zehra Khan, general secretary of the Home-Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF), on Friday.

Pakistan Home based workers demanding Basic Rights Be Xpress . (21 October 2017)

The home-based workers are playing a crucial role in the economy and it is necessary that their rights be accepted for the progress of the country. On the South Asian home-based workers day, we demand the Sindh government that it should legislate for their rights and get them registered with social security and pension funds like other workers.”

Pakistan Addressing Pakistan’s modern slavery problem Dawn . (16 October 2017)
By Ahmad, Iftikhar.

An ILO Report, released last month, has estimated that more than 40 million people are victims of modern slavery today.

Pakistan Workers demand decent work, adequate wages The Nation Pakistan . (8 October 2017)

Trade unionists took out a rally here on Saturday to mark International Decent Work Day. The rally was organised by National Trade Union Federation and Home Based Women Workers Federation on the appeal of Industrial Global Union.

Pakistan Factory workers demand efforts to safeguard labour rights The International News . (24 April 2017)

Marking the fourth anniversary of Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that claimed lives of over 1,100 factory workers, labour support organisations and trade unions in Karachi organised a protest on Sunday in solidarity with the victims.

Pakistan CM lauded for approving HBW’s policy The Nation . (22 April 2017)

HomeNet Pakistan and home based workers of Punjab has welcomed the Punjab chief minster’s initiative to approve the HBW’s policy in provincial cabinet. The policy approval makes Punjab the second province in the country to legally recognise home-based workers. It is indeed a step forward toward the recognition of the home based workers of the province.

 

The Policy on Home Based Workers is intended to develop strategies, plans and programmes for the protection & promotion of rights and benefits of the Home Based Workers (HBWs). The goal of the policy is to recognise and accept the rights of the HBWs through legislative and administrative actions; accord legal equality; focus on their needs, concerns and demands through an institutional approach at all levels.

Pakistan Government's initiative to approve HBWs policy lauded Pakistan Today . (22 April 2017)

HomeNet Pakistan and home-based workers of Punjab have welcomed Punjab Chief Minster Shahbaz Sharif’s initiative to approve the HBWs policy in the Provincial Cabinet.

Pakistan Nigar Ahmad paid tribute The News . (30 March 2017)

Speaking on the occasion, Ume Laila Azhar, from HomeNet Pakistan, said Nigar Ahmad’s vision to bring the informal into to the limelight resulted in collaboration at south Asian level and formation of HomeNet south Asia and later HomeNet Pakistan in 2005, envisioning a society in which home based workers are ensured visibility, recognition, legal and social protection, and a decent standard of living. Vice Chancellor GCU Professor Dr Hassan Amier Shah in his opening remarks said GCU is proud to hold a tribute for someone who studied at GC and later become a legend in women movement of Pakistan.