Home-Based Workers International Network

HOMENET INTERNATIONAL (HNI) is a global network of membership-based workers’ organizations representing thousands of home-based workers (HBWs) around the world. In February 2021, 36 HBW organizations from 20 countries became the first affiliate members to join the organization, representing more than 600 000 HBWs. The network aims to achieve the following: raise visibility and gain recognition of home-based workers (HBWs) as workers, build and provide solidarity amongst HBWs around common issues and use the power of a global voice to influence governments and employers globally.


Home-based workers organisations organizing in South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia.

Coordinadora Regional de Organizaciones de Trabjadores y Trabajadoras en Domicilio en América Latina y el Caribe, organizing home-based workers in Latin America.


A sub-regional network of national networks of home-based workers in six countries in the region.


A regional network of home-based workers organizations across eight countries in the region. 


Since the pandemic began, home-based and homeworkers who produce goods and services for local markets or as subcontracted workers for national and global supply chains have not had orders or sales for weeks, even months. The COVID-19 crisis has created new challenges that have left millions in desperate circumstances. Learn more about their organizing, demands and solidarity support.


Consult the calendar of events to learn more about the Network’s activities and how they organize to effectively engage with members and key audiences in different locations. 

HomeNet Kenya Holds Capacity Building Trainings in 8 Cluster Areas

By: Edwin Bett, HNI International Working Committee member HomeNet Kenya with the support of WIEGO and HomeNet International did schedule to carry out capacity building trainings through mobilization and organising sessions across the eight (8) cluster areas of Machakos, Nairobi, Kisii, Kisumu, Bungoma, Lodwar, North Rift (Nandi and Elgeyo Marakwet) and Central Rift (Naivasha, Laikipia

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HomeNet Kenya National Workshop: Home-Based Workers & Supply Chains

By: Edwin Bett, HNI International Working Committee member The 13-15th of July, 2021 saw the hosting of the Kenyan National Workshop on home-based workers and supply chains by HomeNet Kenya (HNK), The Kenya Federation for Alternative Trade (KEFAT) and Women In Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO). The activity was made possible through the Dfid WOW

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Victory for HBWs rights in Chile

An Interview with Patricia Coñoman, newly elected Councilwoman of the municipality of El Bosque

Patricia Coñoman, member of the International Working Committee of HomeNet International and one of the coordinators of CONATRADO Chile, talked to HNI about her trajectory in the struggle for the rights of home-based workers, as well as the factors that determined her recent election as Councilwoman in the municipality of El Bosque.

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