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. 

HNI Crowdfunding Training

The pandemic has had a huge impact on the lives and livelihoods of home-based workers and their organisations. This has been accompanied by natural and human-made disasters in various parts of the world leading to double jeopardy for home-based workers.

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A chain is only as strong as its weakest link: Why EU mandatory due diligence legislation must include homeworkers

As part of the 8th OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector, HomeNet International (HNI) along with regional organisations, HomeNet South Asia, and HomeNet SouthEast Asia, Women in Informal Employment Organising and Globalising (WIEGO), HomeWorkers Worldwide and Traidcraft Exchange, held a side session on February 25, 2022, titled: “A chain is

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