HomeNet South-East Asia

HomeNet South-East Asia, home-based workers, South-East Asia

HomeNet South-East Asia is the sub-regional network of national (country) networks of home-based workers, including the Artisans’ Association of Cambodia (AAC), Himpunan Wanita Pekerja Rumahan Indonesia - Association of the Indonesian Women Homeworkers (HWPRI), the Non-Profit Association for Laos Development (NALD), HomeNet Philippines (Patamaba), and HomeNet Thailand.

The objectives of HomeNet South-East Asia are to enable organised homeworkers to democratically run and manage self-sustaining organisations and networks at the national and sub-regional levels that will allow them to enjoy better working conditions and standards of living and to attain higher income, steadier employment, and access to social protection. Such organisations will also ensure that their issues and concerns are better addressed in the policies and programs of civil society organisations, governments, and international agencies, and that their representatives gain greater visibility and participation in various levels of governance.


HomeNet Thailand has 4,222 members, including 3,324 home-based workers and 898 other informal workers; they are working on economic empowerment of  homebased workers, occupational safety and health (OSH), law and policy advocacy and also improving access of informal workers to social protection.
HomeNet Philippines as a national network, along with 10 local organizations at the city and municipal levels, organizes 19,598 home-based workers; of these 98% are women. They are working on capacity building of leaders and members and work with city and local authorities to address the issues of  homebased workers.
HomeNet Cambodia organizes 27 groups, including 600 home-based workers in four cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambong and Poipet. Their work is focused on organizing and strengthening of membership based organizations (MBOs), capacity building of homebased workers, and on micro-enterprise development and occupational safety and health (OSH).
HomeNet Indonesia organizes 1,128 home-based workers (1,056 women, 72 men) in nine regencies/cities of East Java. They have conducted programs on capacitiy building, on vocational skills, and on marketing. They also work to create the local policy to address the problems of women home-based workers.
HomeNet Laos organizes six groups of  homebased workers, with 150 members. Their ongoing programs include strengthening homebased workers, leaders and members and capacity building on business management and marketing of home-based workers groups.


Contact: Ms. Suntaree  H. Saeng-ging, Coordinator
+ (66) 43 321427


Address: 680/48 Soi Wuttaram, Nahmuang Rd., Khonkaen 40000  THAILAND

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