What is HomeNet Pakistan
HomeNet Pakistan is a network of organizations formed to raise awareness about the working conditions of home based women workers who comprise 74% of the informal workforce behind the country`s economic activities. It is working for the recognition and support of home based workers and women in the informal economy since 2005.Established under the Societies Registration Act .
HomeNet believes that women home workers should be recognized as laborers instead of considering them poor, deserving charity and some welfare schemes. They must be seen as workers, producers, business women and productivity of their commodities has to be increased with skill development training, improved technologies, direct access to credit schemes and the market. They also need to be adequately reflected in national and provincial statistics and recognized as workers in the labor laws of the country, thus making them eligible for social, economic and legislative protection.
HomeNet Pakistan was set up in 2005. It is a network of 360 organizations with over 50,000 women members of home-based workers across Pakistan. HomeNet Pakistan is formed to raise awareness about the economic, social, and domestic and other working conditions of women in the informal economy that constitutes 74% of the informal workforce which contributes towards the country’s economic activities.
HomeNet Pakistan has been working to advocate for the recognition and support to the home-based workers, domestic workers and women in informal economy in order to ensure e that they have legal recognition as a worker, security of income, enjoy social protection benefits and participation in governance related to their concerns and livelihood. HomeNet Pakistan, as a member of HomeNet South Asia, and Clean Cloth campaign strives to empower home workers and women in informality in order to realize their economic, political and social rights through the strengthening of their respective organizations, adoption of fair trade practices, resulting in the improvement of their working and living conditions.
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To improve the organizational strength and bargaining-negotiating-advocacy capacity of the Membership-Based Organizations (MBOs) of homebased workers, street vendors, and waste pickers and to assist them in achieving their needs and goals for supportive urban policies, as well as adequate housing, infrastructure, and other essential services.
Organizing and Networking of home-based workers and their organizations.
Supporting development of policy frameworks and advocacy on key issues.
Demonstrating pilot approaches for social protection.
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With 30% of the population of Pakistan unable to fulfill its minimum food requirements, another 20% barely able to meet their other basic needs
With 30% of the population of Pakistan unable to fulfill its minimum food requirements, another 20% barely able to meet their other basic needs, it is not surprising that these women continue to work under these conditions. If there is to be any substantive alleviation of poverty in the country, then the livelihood conditions of home-based women workers, a major section of society, need to be changed drastically.
HNP believes that home based women workers should be recognised not just as poor women, deserving of charity and some welfare schemes. They have to be seen as workers. They have to be seen as producers. This is only possible only if they are visible. One of the most important challenges is the invisibility of home based women workers. Before giving voice to their view we need to know as their actual number is. They also need to be adequately reflected in statistics and recognised as workers in the labour laws of the country, thus making them eligible for social protection.
Our Board Members
Every Organizaton Have a unique Strategy that is set by Borad Members of the Organization
Dr Quratulain Bakhteari
Mr Arshad Mahmood Mirza
Executive Director BAIDARIE
Ms Samina khan
Chairperson Sabah Pakistan
HomeNet Pakistan is a membership based network, comprising of membership-based organizations representing the majority of home based workers across Pakistan.
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