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Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers

HomeNet Pakistan Commemorates Home-Based Workers Day

During a strategic visioning workshop of HomeNet South Asia in 2010, participants celebrated 10 years since the passing of the Kathmandu Declaration on October 20, 2000. There and then, October 20th had been declared “Home-based Workers Day” for South Asia. HomeNet Pakistan (HNP) has been observing the day ever since, determined to form laws and legislation to strengthen the informal sector in general, and for home-based workers in particular.

Sewing a Better Future: Sarita, Home-Based Worker, Nepal

saritaFor 11 years, Sarita Adhikary has been working with the Women Skill Development Organization in Nepal. She still vividly remembers her first meeting with the organization’s Executive Director, Mrs Ramkali Khadka—and remembers feeling so nervous she was practically trembling.

A Fruitful and Dignified Life: The Story of Chumaya in Nepal

Chumaya, garment worker, NepalOnce, it might have been impossible to see Chumaya as anything but poor, disabled and helpless. But within the Women's Skill Development Organization in Pokhara, Nepal, Chumaya is an artisan whose skills are admired and whose products are sold in developed countries.

We Are Workers Too!

Home-Based Worker Manual for OrganizersA Manual for Organizers of Homeworkers

Who This Manual Is For

This manual is for anyone who is involved in helping home-based workers to organize for a better future.