South-East Asia

HOMENET SOUTH-EAST ASIA (HNSEA) is the regional network of national networks of home-based workers, including the Artisans’ Association of Cambodia (AAC), the Association of the Indonesian Women Homeworkers (HWPRI), the Non-Profit Association for Laos Development (NALD), HomeNet Philippines (Patamaba), HomeNet Thailand, and admitted CraftLink of Viet Nam and eHomemakers of Malaysia in 2010 as focal points.



South-East Asia

Since its formalization as a network in 1997, HomeNet Southeast Asia through its national HomeNets has ensured the collective participation of its homeworkers-members to seek appropriate solutions to their problems and issues through advocacy, networking and linking, resource mobilization, capacity building, and the implementation of development projects for sustainability and self-reliance.

Programs and services of its member networks include education and training, socio-economic assistance, research and documentation, marketing, facilitation of access to social protection, organizing, staff development and administration, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
The empowered homeworkers realize their rights through the strengthening of their own organizations and networks, the improvement of their working and living conditions, the enjoyment of income and employment security, including social protection, and participation in governance related to homeworkers’ concerns.

HNSEA Objectives:

  1. To strengthen organizations and networks of homebased workers in Southeast Asia and their collective actions at the sub-regional and national levels;
  2. To help build the economic sustainability of homebased workers’ livelihood and social protection schemes towards the attainment of their economic rights and security;
  3. To enhance capacity of homebased workers in exercising their rights through active participation in governance leading to strengthened advocacy, public policy formulation, and program implementation on key issues;
  4. To build and maintain an information database on the situation of homebased workers in Southeast Asia considering disaggregation by gender;
  5. To advocate for the ratification of ILO Convention 177 on Home Work; and
  6. To facilitate resource generation for homebased workers’ organizations and to receive grants and donations to pursue the above activities.
Read more about HNSEA news on working towards an International Network of Home-Based Workers: https://homenetsea.org/global-news1/global-news/2/
With ‘Strength in Solidarity’ as its guiding principle, HomeNet South Asia pursues an agenda of empowerment for women, home-based workers across South Asia. It ensures that this agenda is responsive, democratic, and representative. These are the key areas it pursues initiatives and programmes in:

Suntaree H. Saeng-ging

HomeNet South East Asia, Network Coordinator
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

HNSEA Liaison office

(HomeNet) 686/5 Soi Wuttaram 11/3
Nahmuang Rd., Khonkaen 40000
Phone No: (66) 043 225 213
HNSEA country office contact information here: https://homenetsea.org/contact-us/






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Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam


6 country networks, representing 76,000 home-based workers