Network of Homebased Workers
in South Asia

Visibility & Statistics

Visibility & Statistics:

More than a decade, HomeNet South Asia has focussed towards advocacy for visibility and recognition of homebased workers amongst the policy makers, which mostly has been achieved, however, will always be ongoing efforts, till legislation is formed.

  • 100 homebased workers from 5 South Asian Countries participated in the Policy Conference on Homebased Workers of South Asia entitled “Women’s Work & Poverty” in January 2007. The conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr Man Mohan Singh
  • 8 homebased workers participated in the SAARC Summit held in Bhutan in April 2010
  • In Pakistan, 2,391 homebased workers have been provided with National Identity cards by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
  • In Sri Lanka, 500 homebased workers were able to access insurance under the pilot scheme introduced.

By working with regional bodies like South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and large foundations like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in view of HNSA’s performance and results, HNSA is now considered as key regional organisation working for homebased workers in South Asia. This has also resulted in greater visibility and recognistion for one of the most invisible and marginalised category of informal sector workers – the homebased worker.

Apart from this, HomeNet South Asia has developed a variety of Information Material like posters, booklet on schemes, leaflets, publications, documentary films, photo gallery, audio- video clippings. This has enriched our information resource pool at large, which is being used by various other organisations. Regular updates on websites, has given information to audience and likeminded organisation on programmes of homebased workers. This has added to the visibility of organisations.



(As approved by the Board of Trustees on 05.09.2014)


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Vision Statement

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

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