Information Development and Dissemination

Gather and re-package information about national/international best practices, governmental and non-governmental programs, the home workers and their organizations for larger dissemination.

Advocacy

For the development of a national policy for home based workers, undertake advocacy with public representatives at all levels and with government, policy makers and planners.

Networking

Develop and strengthening of network among home based women workers and organizations working with them and facilitate their cross learning and cooperation to empower women.

Capacity Building

Facilitate learning opportunities for home based women workers and organizations working with them.

Key Activities

  • Research on Social Security needs and Round Table Discussion to develop strategy for home based women workers.
  • Networking meetings with NGO’s and field visits.
  • Meetings with government officials and insurance companies.
  • National workshop on Designing a National Strategy” for strengthening home based women workers.
  • South Asian women home workers Craft Mela.
  • Marketing and designing workshops for home based women workers.
  • Advocacy and lobbying with public representatives.
  • Advocacy with media to highlight the issues of home based women workers.
  • Identification of Home-based workers’ organizations and home workers in urban and rural communities.
  • Baseline surveys on the issues of Home based workers in Pakistan.

HNP programme areas are as follow:

  • Advocacy: HNP aims to undertake advocacy with public representatives at all levels and with government policy makers and planners for the development of a National Policy for home-based workers.
  • Networking: Develop a network among women home-based workers and organizations working with home-based workers and facilitate their cross learning and cooperation to empower women home-based workers.
  • Capacity Building: Facilitate learning opportunities for home-based workers and organizations working with home-based workers.
  • Information development and dissemination: Gather and re-package information about international best practices, governmental and non-governmental programmes, the home-based workers and their organizations for larger dissemination.

HNP focuses on supporting home-based workers through its progarmme areas on:

  • 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.
  • Promoting fair trade practices.