Why are homeworkers called the ‘invisible’ workforce?

Homeworkers are members of the expanding workforce of people working informally, often outside legal protection. Homeworkers are the most invisible of all workers as most of them are women working in their own homes. According to the ILO, homework is women’s work almost by definition, so it is not surprising that it is often wrongly […]

What’s the importance of homebased work?

This is the most vital question. Homebased work spans continents and centuries. Some of the oldest forms of work, such as weaving and spinning, were done at home. Today, some of the latest forms of work connected with computer technology and modern telecommunications are increasingly taking place in homebased work sites. Homebased work is, in […]

What are the different types of home-based worker?

Basically, there are two principal types: the piece-rate worker who works for an employer or intermediary and the own-account worker who does her or his own marketing. The piece-rate worker. She gets her raw materials from a trader, contractor, employer, or firm, makes them into finished goods at home, and delivers them to the same […]

Homenet SEA joins IAFFE Conference

In the Annual Conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) held in Sydney, Australia 7-9 July, Homenet Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo again presented the network’s newly published book in a panel on social protection. The conference was attended by academics and advocates from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, East […]