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 […]

ILAPI Colloquium

Back in Manila, results of the Philippine study on community-based initiative featured in the new book were again presented by Dr. Ofreneo in a colloquium on “Workers Protection in the Informal Economy Through Occupational Safety and Health, Social Health Insurance Coverage and Self-Help Schemes in Social Protection” sponsored by the ILO Association of the Philippines […]

Homenet SEA now WIEGO member

A ten-member contingent representing Homenet Southeast Asia, Homenet Thailand, Homenet Indonesia, and Homenet Thailand crossed continents to participate in the First General Assembly of Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) held in Durban South Africa April 21-23. The Assembly approved WIEGO’s new governance structure and Steering Committee and gave inputs to WIEGO’s five […]

SUSTAINABILITY: A Challenge for HOMENET Southeast Asia (2005-2006)

The recently concluded UNIFEM- FNV supported project entitled “Strengthening Home Based Networks in South and Southeast Asia – Phase” has successfully promoted women’s empowerment, as manifested in HBWs’ changes in attitudes, values, personal self-image, and confidence. While this has resulted in a number of notable achievements, the present challenge now is one of sustainability – […]