Launching HomeNet International!
Virtual Congress:
23-24 February 2021

HomeNet International was launched virtually on February 23 & 24, 2021. We hope to hold a physical congress later in 2021 should the situation allow.

Who can participate in the Virtual Congress?

  1. Affiliates of HNI: organizations that have applied to join HNI and have been accepted will have between 1 and 3 delegates at the Congress- depending on the size of the organizations. The affiliates will take the formal decisions such as adopting the constitution.
  2. Emerging affiliates: organizations that want to join HNI but do not yet meet the criteria for membership, for example they may have less than 50 members. They will have 1 delegate to the Congress if approved by the Working Group as an emerging affiliate.
  3. Allies and guests: this will include WIEGO and other NGOs, trade unions, funders, special guests who have supported HBWs for many years.
  4. HBW Worker observers: these can be HBW groups that are still forming their organization; additional members from affiliates and emerging affiliates or members of regional organizations that do not qualify for membership.
  5. HNI Working Group members: representing the regional networks and responsible for organizing the Virtual Congress

What is the role of the different participants?

Solidarity Messages

HNI Affiliates

OrganisationCountryNumber of HBWs
EnvirojewelsUganda55
Home Based Worker Concern Society Nepal (HBWCSN)Nepal3240
HomeNet PakistanPakistan50191
Labour at Informal Economy (LIE)Bangladesh1650
LEARN Mahila Kamgaar Sanghatana (LMKS)India4000
Machakos Cooperative UnionKenya4316
SAARC Business Association of Home-Based Workers (SABAH Bhutan) Bhutan1585
SadhanaIndia600
SEWA BharatIndia404669
SmolartKenya130
ATEMDOBrazil53
AYSOUganda72
Contrado ChileChile170
CTCPNicaragua900
ECCDALaos552
Homenet CambodiaCambodia305
Homenet IndonesiaIndonesia7434
Homenet ThailandThailand4440
Homenet KenyaKenya5499
Homenet PhilipinesPhilipines58,730
IWAA LaosLaos511
SEWA UnionIndia357261
Mahila Housing TrustIndia53200
Indian AcademyIndia3500
SAVEIndia38162
HBWWFPakistan3500
SABAH NepalNepal3939
SABAH Sri LankaSri Lanka1169
SABAH PakistanPakistan3000
MACCSMaldives250
Coalition of Urban PoorBangladesh500
UWAKETanzania50
RENATTAPeru290
Patience Pays InitiativeUganda58
PATAMABAPhilippines16371
TukolerewamuUganda195

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HOME-BASED WORKERS GLOBALLY!