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Theme: Informal Economy
Region(s): Pakistan ; South Asia
Pakistan Working out gender discrimination. TNS . (28 August 2016)
By Laila Azhar, Ume.

Homeworkers produce goods for global supply chains from within or around their own homes. They do works ranging from stitching garments and weaving textiles, stitching shoe-uppers and footballs, producing craft products, processing and preparing food items, rolling incense sticks, cigarettes and cigars, assembling or packaging electronics, automobile parts, and pharmaceutical products.

There's some good news from Gaza. Its garment industry is picking up now as Israel eases its blockade against commercial exports. Before the 2007 war with Israel, Gaza's garment sector was a major source of wealth, but like most things has been devastated by crippling sanctions.

Pakistan Our invisible and neglected workforce. The Express Tribune . (23 July 2016)
By Ali, Syed Mohammad.

The Home Based Women Workers Foundation, for instance, has recently estimated that around 1.2 million women work from their homes, but the formula of minimum wage is not applied on them and neither are they provided with basic healthcare by their employers, nor do they have any form of unionisation which can represent them.

Pakistan A City For 'her'. The News International . (12 July 2016)
By Ahmed, Shahzada Irfan .

"HBWs are being forcibly relocated to the periphery of cities. Policies regarding housing, slum eviction and relocation, and land allocation directly affect HBWs than other informal workers as they produce a wide variety of goods and services from their home: for the city, for local economies and even for global producers.

Pakistan A city of slums. The News International . (3 July 2016)
By Zahid Ali, Fatima.

In a run-down katchi abadi, near the industrial district of Kot Lakhpat, the 'houses' are made of cardboard box, plastic and straws, and the dwellers have no access to basic provisions.

Pakistan Call to establish provincial directorate for informal workers. International the News . (1 July 2016)

Participants at a workshop demanded of the Sindh government to set up a directorate for informal workers to maintain information about the largely undocumented yet expansive workforce.

Pakistan Call to recognise Home_Based workers. International the News . (21 June 2016)

An NGO launched a campaign for the celebration of two decades of Convention-177 in Pakistan. Home-based workers leaders, civil society members, trade unions and women rights activists jointly generated a demand for the ratification of C-177 in a press conference at the Lahore Press Club.

Pakistan First step: 'Ministry working on child labour, women laws'. The Express Tribune . (17 June 2016)

 The Ministry of Human Rights is working on devising a law to address child labour in the Islamabad Capital Territory, Ministry of Human Rights DG Hassan Mangi said on Thursday.

Pakistan Rights of informal workers. The Express Tribune . (16 June 2016)

The plight of workers working in the informal sector in Pakistan is no hidden secret. However, this bit of information is still sure to leave one flabbergasted - women who make glass bangles at home are paid a measly sum of Rs5 for 300 pieces by their thrifty employers and middlemen.