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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. ...

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...

RENATTA is an organization made up of 1260 market vendors, street vendors, and home-based workers. It is part of the Campaign “Workers Overcoming Covid-19“ carried out by Informal Economy Workers´ Organizations in Lima, Peru. As part of the activities, from October to December 2021, RENATTA´s President (Rita Maguiña), Vice-President (Alcira Varillas) and Secretary of Organization...

In November and December 2021 the team from Associação de Trabalhadores em Domicílio (ATEMDO) organized face-to-face meetings with associations and self-employed HBWs in Miravânia- Minas Gerais; Osasco, Guarulhos and Artur Nogueira- São Paulo; and an online meeting with Artsol Association of Aracati city, Ceará.The project “Ancestrality: redeeming knowledge to build the future” supported by HomeNet...

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...