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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Pakistan Step Taken for Legislation on Home-Based Workers Dawn News . (31 January 2012)

The Punjab government has set up a working group to formulate recommendations for legislation on home-based workers.

Pakistan Rights Activists Laud Passage of Women’s Commission Bill Daily Times . (23 January 2012)

Women rights activists on Sunday lauded the passage of National Commission on Women Bill by National Assembly, holding it as a landmark achievement of the government towards women emancipation.

Pakistan Working Women Day today The Frontier Post . (22 December 2011)

The “Working Women Day” would be marked on December 22, an announcement here on Wednesday said that the day would be observed on the directive of Sindh Minister for Women Development, Taqueer Fatima Bhutto.It said that a ceremony would be organized under the auspices of Directorate for Women Development.Home-based workers and females associated with other sectors will attend the function.

Pakistan Call for restructuring labour market The News . (21 December 2011)
By Hussain, Zaib Azkaar .

“The Sindh Industrial Relations Act (IRA) of 2011 must be updated by incorporating informal workers in the category of workers and revising the current structure of minimum wage.”

Nepal Empowering the invisible . (17 December 2011)
By Chettri, Rachana .

Equal pay for equal work—easily one of the most reasonable expectations for any employed person—is something that should be applicable to occupations that are specifically quota-based. It must not be very difficult, after all, to determine whether a given individual (regardless of gender) has completed the designated amount of work within the designated timeframe and hence is liable to be paid a certain amount of money.

Pakistan Civil Society Holds Rally to Mark International Human Rights Day Pakistan Christian Post . (15 December 2011)

Civil society holds rally to mark international human rights day [...] Nazia Sardar said, “Women must be protected against harassment, violence and discrimination, and safer friendly atmosphere should be created at work places.” “The unrecognized workers engaged in informal sectors including home-based workers, peasant workers and domestic workers should be recognized legally as part of the labour force, whereas ILO conventions protecting rights of home based workers and domestic workers must be ratified,” she demanded.

Pakistan EoBI, Workers Fund: Punjab government considering moving Supreme Court Business Recorder . (11 December 2011)
By Abbas, Hassan.

Punjab government is considering to move a petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan to direct the authorities concerned to transfer assets of Employees Old Age Benefit Institution and Workers Welfare Fund to the provinces in line with 18th constitutional amendment.Provincial Secretary Labour, Hasan Iqbal said this while addressing the advocacy meeting on 'post scenario in purview of draft policy of home based workers' organised by Home Net Pakistan here Saturday.

India Queen Mother Meets Sewa Women The Times of India . (7 December 2011)

Queen mother of Bhutan Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck visited Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) and met local artisans from Gujarat.

Pakistan UN Official Lauds Working Conditions for Women Pakistan Observer . (6 December 2011)

At a recent meeting organized by Baidarie Sialkot, a UN Programme Director lauded the efforts of improving conditions for home-based workers in Pakistan. Umme Laila, Executive Director of Home Net Pakistan, gave an overview of efforts that are underway to formulate a national policy for home-based workers.

Turkey Women Working Home-Based Seek their Rights Bianet . (6 December 2011)

The 2nd National Conference of Home-Based Working Women was held in Ankara on 2-4 December. The participants voiced their demands for the establishment of related state-funded units and for signing the Home Work Convention.