HomeNet International will once again be present at the upcoming 112th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), hosted by the International Labour Organization in Geneva from June 3–14, 2024. We are proud to send a delegation of home-based worker leaders and representatives to actively participate in this decisive event.

The conference will convene worker, employer, and government delegates from the ILO’s 187 Member States. They will engage in productive discussions on crucial topics such as protection against biological hazards (standard-setting, first discussion), a recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of fundamental principles and rights at work (FPRW), and a general discussion on decent work and the care economy.

As part of our commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of informal economy workers, HNI, in collaboration with our sister organizations — the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), the Self-Employed Women Association of India (SEWA), StreetNet International, the International Alliance of Waste Pickers (IAWP) and WIEGO — aims to effectively convey the demands and aspirations of informal economy workers worldwide. Our goal is to ensure that the informal economy becomes a space of fairness and dignity, where decent work is a reality for all individuals.

For resources and more information, please visit the ILC’s official website.

HNI Participants:

Suntaree Saeng-ging

Suntaree started working with informal workers, including home-based workers, 30 years ago during the establishment of HomeNet Thailand, where she is currently a board member. She is also the executive director of HomeNet South East Asia.

Manali Shah

Manali is the Vice-President of HomeNet International's Executive Committee and the National Secretary of SEWA (Self-Employed Women's Association) in India. With over 31 years of experience working with SEWA, Manali has been a relentless advocate for the rights of women workers in informal employment

Joint position paper on Decent Work and the Care Economy

Workers in informal employment stand in solidarity with care workers and call for high-quality care services for all. HNI, alongside the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), StreetNet International, the International Alliance of Waste Pickers (IAWP), the Self Employed Women’s Association India (SEWA), and WIEGO welcome the report by the International Labour Organization on Decent work and the Care Economy, prepared for the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference.

Media Contacts:

Eduardo Derrico (onsite in Geneva): +330611795906 – [email protected]
Graciela Mora (onsite in Geneva): +506 8358 5592 – [email protected]