Network of Homebased Workers
in South Asia

Advocating for Change

Under this programme, HomeNet and HomeNet South Asia advocate for a National policy for Homebased Workers both at National and Regional levels.

Homebased Workers are invisible to the policy makers. They lack voice, lack collective bargaining skills, lack occupational health and safety, recognition, and regular incomes. They live and work in very poor socio economic conditions which make them more vulnerable to low productivity. It is imperative to give Homebased workers coverage under National Labour laws which will help them to access schemes designed by the Government, and also gain the recognition they deserve in view of their contributions to their families, communities, and to the National as well as Regional economies.

Advocacy helps to establish dialogues with Policy makers in alliance with Trade unions, civil society experts, Organisations, NGOs, Researchers. The efforts made for National Policy have helped in Organizing and Strengthening the Network of Homebased Workers.

This programme is supported by FNV, Dutch Trade Union

The development objective of the programme is: - “Living standard of Homebased workers in South Asian countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Pakistan improved” 


The Project Objectives are

Improved institutional development of HBW network at national and regional level;
Improved visibility of HBW and organizing capacity of the networks and its members;
Improved national/ regional instruments recognizing and supporting homebased workers; and
Improved capacity of network to support HBW to secure/ sustain their livelihoods and integrate cross cutting issues.

(As approved by the Board of Trustees on 05.09.2014)


The structure of an organization or a network depends on what it’s purpose and strategies are.

Vision Statement

HomeNets in South Asia envisions a scenario in which Homebased Workers are visible, protected, promoted, empowered ..

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