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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
India Evicted slum-dwellers take to streets in D'sala. The Tribune . (25 June 2016)
By Mohan, Lalit.

The slum-dwellers evicted from the Charan Khad area took to the streets protesting against the Dharamsala Municipal Corporation authorities today.

India Artisans lay out a spread of complaints. The Hindu . (24 June 2016)
By Khan, Sahibha.

Artisans who have assembled at VJT Hall here from all over the country for a handicraft exhibition are upset over the schedule of the event, lack of facilities, and poor hospitality extended to them.

By Marshall, Shelley.

The award of a portion of the amount recovered could provide a major source of funding to unions, underwriting expanded transnational activities. This would boost recruitment of new union members, particularly from sweatshops and home-based workers who are vastly underrepresented by most trade unions.

A vacation bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday restrained the Chandigarh administration from forcibly evicting slum-dwellers from five slums/labour colonies.

Pakistan United for a cause: Rights demanded for domestic labourers The Express Tribune . (21 June 2016)

Domestic workers must also be recognised as part of the formal workforce, said Rehana Yasmin of HomeNet Pakistan, adding that they should be granted social security and EOBI benefits.

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.

Despite a convention recognising home based workers (HBWs) having been signed by the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) general assembly on June 20, 1996, their silent contribution to the global economy was hardly ever paid attention to, observed civil society activists of Sunday.

Pakistan Call for providing rights to domestic workers under labour laws The International News . (18 June 2016)

Marking International Domestic Workers’ Day, leaders of labour and home-based workers organisations said on Friday that there were about 8.5 million domestic workers in Pakistan, most of them women and a significant portion of the country’s informal economy, but they were neither regulated nor covered by labour laws, making them vulnerable to all sorts of exploitation.

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.