Network of Homebased Workers
in South Asia

Inclusive Cities Programme

Home is a productive asset for Homebased workers. In urban areas, Homebased workers dwell in slums where lack of basic amenities makes their living and working condition vulnerable to ill health and low productivity. To address the issues of urbanization effecting Homebased workers’ livelihood; HomeNet South Asia has undertaken a programme ‘Inclusive Cities’ for poor urban Homebased workers’ addressing issues through Organizing, forming Membership based organizations of Homebased workers, capacity building, determining urban policies and practices that affect Homebased workers and sensitizing the city officials and municipal corporations. This programme is being implemented in 8 South and South-east Asian countries namely India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Laos and Philippines, Thailand.

 

The Project Objectives are :-

 

1)
To create, strengthen and expand very low-income urban homebased workers’ Membership based organizations and networks through organizing efforts (with a particular focus on urban poor women homebased workers
2)
To raise awareness and promote campaigns around urban zoning, infrastructure, services, and planning as they affect homebased workers
3)
To build the capacity of membership based organizations and their networks to organize homebased workers and to undertake issue-based campaigns with their homebased worker members
4)
To assist urban poor homebased workers to meet specific livelihood and other security-related needs through the generation and sharing of good practice examples, and through the formation of ongoing and sustainable ties with urban agencies
4)
To assist urban poor homebased workers to meet specific livelihood and other security-related needs through the generation and sharing of good practice examples, and through the formation of ongoing and sustainable ties with urban agencies

(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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