Launch of Report on “The Decent Work Deficit of Homeworkers in Selected Cities of South Asia” on International Women’s Day

HomeNet South Asia (HNSA) in partnership with its members HomeNet Pakistan (HNP) in Pakistan, Social Awareness and Voluntary Association (SAVE) & Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Bharat in India and SAARC Business Association of Home-Based Workers (SABAH) Nepal in Nepal developed the report on “The Decent Work Deficit of Homeworkers in Selected Cities in South Asia”.

Data collecting, in-person interviews with home workers, data analysis, and the creation of the final report were all steps in the report-writing process. The report emphasised the challenges faced by home workers in Pakistan, Nepal, Delhi, and Tirupur, India. The report was created as part of a project called Hidden Homeworkers by HomeNet South Asia (HNSA), co-funded by the European Union. On March 8, 2023, International Women’s Day, Transform Trade in collaboration with HNSA released a report titled “The Decent Work Deficit of Homeworkers in South Asia” to support the right to decent work for women who work from home. For this, social media posts from the social media handles of Transform Trade UK, Transform Trade India, and HNSA Trust were shared on March 8,2023 from 4-6 PM (IST) on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. In addition, Transform Trade published press releases and articles discussing the findings of the report and project Hidden Homeworkers and promoting fair working conditions and a healthy economy for home workers.