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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 and...

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 project...

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...

Poem by Patricia Coñoman, Interim Regional Representative, CONATRADO CHILE Today we are celebrating, we join hands and we Organize internationally, in spite of everything. Today we are present, standing with dignity Who could imagine that home- based workers Not even the pandemic could subdue them and That we can build, even if it’s virtually. I have a glass in my hand to be...

In Nicaragua, since March 18, when the first case of Covid-19 was reported, the Government took all the prevention measures guided by the WHO and put into practice all the protocols of the Ministry of Health, in turn carried out campaigns, talks and trainings at the national level, sensitizing citizens about all prevention measures against...

Since the dawn of civilisation, when economies were rudimentary, and currency was still in the form of cowries and coarse metal, labour has largely been informal. Despite rapid modernisation, beginning with the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, the informal economy has continued to expand, employing millions. Workers in the informal sector shape the globalised...

Experiences of home-based worker running a small workshop in Cape Town, South Africa.
Since the start of the national Lockdown in South Africa, home-based workers were severely affected. Abby’s story is one of several thousands who suffered loss of income during this period. In fact, since the beginning of 2020 Abby had no work....