Regional Dialogue on Social Protection of Home-Based Workers in Southeast Asia

A home-based weaver in Nepal
2 March 2022 - 2 March 2022
Manila, Philippines

Date: March 2, 2022
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm Philippine Standard Time (GMT +8 hours)


HomeNet Southeast Asia, a sub-regional network of national networks of home-based workers, together with WIEGO, will promote a series of regional dialogues on the Social Protection for Home-Based Workers in ASEAN. The main goal of this series is to encourage political dialogue between the ASEAN Member States and home-based workers on the key challenges facing the social protection of this occupational group.  

The first – on March 2 – will focus on the situation of the home-based workers, particularly understanding the impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods. It also aims to present the social protection needs from the six HomeNet affiliate countries in the region.

ILO Asia Pacific will tackle the existing international labour standards on the protection of home-based workers and key recommendations on how the ASEAN Member States can extend social protection for informal workers. Each Member States will also present its initiatives in response to the social protection of home-based workers and the ASEAN Secretariat will give an update on the implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection and other related declarations. Finally, this event aims to identify actions that must be taken in promoting social protection for home-based workers.


  • Nuno da Cunha, Senior Specialist on Social Protection of the Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific, International Labour Organization
  • Mega Irena, Assistant Director, Labour and Civil Service Division, ASEAN Secretariat
  • Dr Chusana Han, Assistant Director, Poverty Eradication and Gender Division, ASEAN Secretariat

This event will be livestreamed on HomeNet Southeast Asia's Facebook page.

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