Network of Homebased Workers
in South Asia

Research on Social Protection for Home-Based Women Workers in South Asia

A Research on 'Social Protection for Home-Based Women Workers in South Asia: Learning from Action and Research'; was conducted in New Delhi in June 2006 by Home Net South Asia (HNSA) and Institute of Social Studies Trust and was supported by Ford Foundation. 

For detailed report: Click here

Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Homebased Workers in South Asia and South East Asia

The 'key issues' studies of urban poor homebased workers in South Asian countries (Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan) and Southeast Asian countries (Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines) profiled below; were conducted as part of the Inclusive Cities project, with a focus on addressing urban poverty and the problems (Key Issues) of the urban Homebased workers in the developing world. Homebased workers - the focus of the HomeNets work with urban poor informal workers  are among the most vulnerable of all informal workers


These detailed studies can be considered, in many cases, to be 'frontier' studies given that very little was known previously about low-income homebased workers in most of these cities, with relatively little known about urban poor women and men Homebased workers as own account (self-employed) or subcontracted workers. These initial findings will be complemented by additional research, including studies of urban policies and practices and their impact on homebased workers (whether positive, negative or neutral), over the coming years.

For Detailed studies please click below:-

1.    Bangladesh:- Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Poor Homebased WorkersClick Here

2.    Nepal:- Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Poor Homebased WorkersClick Here

3.    Pakistan:- Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Poor Homebased WorkersClick Here

4.    Philippines:- Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Poor Homebased WorkersClick Here

5.    Thailand:- Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Poor Homebased WorkersClick Here

6.    Cambodia:- Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Poor Homebased WorkersClick Here

7.  Kanpur:- Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Poor Homebased WorkersClick Here

8.   Solapur & Nasik :- Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Poor Homebased Workers - Click Here

9.   South & South East Asian Countries :- Urban Study on Key Issues of Urban Poor 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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