Network of Homebased Workers
in South Asia

Thread of Solidarity in South Asia- Establishment of HomeNet South Asia-2007

HomeNet South Asia since (2000) was functioning as a project supported by SEWA and UNIFEM. It was in-house at SEWA and was coordinating with country HomeNets on the programme for homebased workers. In spite of being a project; HomeNet South Asia played role as coordinating agency to bring country HomeNets and homebased workers together in the region. With the passage of time; formalization was demanded for larger role and visibility of HomeNet South Asia. On 19th October, 2006, HomeNet South Asia Trust got registered as a charitable Trust in Mauritius and its Liaison office stationed in Ahmedabad, India. 

A vibrant network of homebased workers organizations - “HomeNet South Asia” was launched at Regional conference “Women, Work & Poverty” on 19th January, 2007 by the former Cabinet Secretary Mr. B. K. Chaturvedi. It was august moment for HNSA to be launched at high level conference which was inaugurated by the Prime Minster of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh. 

Various organizations and homebased workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were the part of this ceremony. Also, other international organizations and network were the part of this ceremony which symbolized the bond and unity among the comrades. In Solidarity, common song “We shall overcome” was sung in all the five languages –Urdu, Hindi, Bangla Sinhali, Nepali and English by the delegates. The HomeNets working together for many years met at confluence to show solidarity to fight against the rights of homebased workers. 

HomeNet South Asia has enabled to weave a thread in building strong bond and solidarity through exchange programme, information and sharing, visits among the Homenets and through common events like exhibition, workshops, conference for rights of homebased workers.

 

 

(As approved by the Board of Trustees on 05.09.2014)

I. PURPOSE OF HOMENET SOUTH ASIA :

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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