In 2018, representatives of HBWs from five regions met in Stockholm, Sweden along with WIEGO. They unanimously decided to take concrete steps to set up a global network of HBWs. An Interim International Working Group with one representative and an alternate from each region was established to steer the process over a two-year period that would culminate with the launch of HomeNet International in 2020. They agreed to an extensive consultative process to ensure home-based workers and through their membership-based organizations fully participate in making decisions about the proposed network. An interim international working group with one representative from each region, has been set up to steer the process over a two year period, culminating in a global conference.
HomeNet International (HNI) is a global network of membership-based organisations of home-based workers due to be formally launched in 2021.