HNI and Affiliates in the News

Discussion on International Home-based Workers Day

By: Municipality of El Bosque, Chile

Patricia Coñoman, Councilwoman of the Municipality of El Bosque and HNI IWC member talks about the history of home-based workers in Chile, their struggles and achievements.

Extreme Weather Batters Home-based Workers’s Livelihoods

By: Chris Bonner

Adverse climate trends and events all have an impact on the livelihoods of HBWs. While the impact of COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown has resulted in a decrease in income for HBWs, climate change has also been a key contributor to decreased productivity.

The Future of Work: Forging an Inclusive Economy

By: Ford Foundation

The informal economy employs 6 out of every 10 workers in the world—and the economic recovery of these workers is a critical component of a global economic rebound from the Covid-19 crisis.

Home-based workers launch their global network

By: Chris Bonner and Janhavi Dave

On 23 and 24 February 2021, home-based workers from 20 countries launched HomeNet International (HNI) – a global organisation of democratic, membership-based organisations of home-based workers.

Impact of Covid-19 on home-based workers

By: Hassan Naqvi

Thirteen organisations from 12 locations, including HomeNet South Asia (HNSA) in seven countries in the region, participated in the study to evaluate what women HBWs are experiencing during the Covid-19 crisis and released the study titled, Impact of Covid19 on Women Home-based Workers in South Asia.

Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy

By: Apolitical

Renana Jhabvala Chairperson of HomeNet South Asia Trust and President of SEWA Bharat, along with Mirai Chatterjee, Director of the Social Security Team of SEWA, are a part of Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy. Drawn from over 1,100 nominations, this list recognises and celebrates the hard work being done on gender policy by so many around the world.


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