On behalf of StreetNet International, which unites street/market vendors and informal traders from 54 countries, representing more than 650 000 workers worldwide, I would like to express our full international solidarity with all the home-based workers around the globe and congratulate all of you with a Launching Congress of HomeNet International!
It’s been an honour for StreetNet International to be invited to the virtual Launching Congress as we need to continue our permanent struggle for recognition, inclusion and social justice!
It is a real historical moment which brings up all the home-based workers to highlight their incredible and invisible work they do in their homes at the same time – contributing into their national economies as any other informal economy workers, who try to work honestly and with dignity.
It's a crucial time for all of us to unite and push with a strong front of informal economy workers and to push on promotion of our rights and interests, our demands and needs to be implemented.
We wish you a great and successful Launching Congress as such a global structure like HomeNet International will significantly amplify the voice of all the home-based workers at national, regional and international levels.
Viva HomeNet International!