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. Currently, HNI represents more than 1.2 million home-based workers, from 75 organizations spread across 33 countries. 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. 


HomeNet Eastern Europe and Central Asia (HNEECA) is a regional organization representing 15 organisations from 11 countries.


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. 

On 23rd April 2024, the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) held a convention that brought together...

By: Zone C. Narito, HomeNet SEA Newsletter Managing Editor On May 18, 2024 HomeNet Philippines...

The Public Association “Ak-Bairak” in Atbashi, Naryn region, Kyrgyzstan, recently hosted a seminar on teaching...