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 – […]

Subregional Workshop On Social Protection

On  25 – 26 October  2005, Homenet Southeast Asia, in cooperation with Homenet Thailand, sponsored a   Subregional Workshop on Social Protection at the  Asia Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand with support from Ford Foundation and UNIFEM-ESE-Asia.  Joining the workshop were mostly homeworker-members of  Homenets in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Laos. Official and representatives of international development agencies,  […]

Homenets Join 10th AWID Forum

The opportunity for Homenet Southeast Asia to project itself has been realized during the AWID Forum on “How Change Happens”.  With Homenet SEA Regional Coordinator Prof. Rosalinda “Inday” Pineda-Ofreneo as the session moderator, the interactive panel presentation on “Social Protection for Homeworkers in Southeast and South Asia” took place on  27 October 2005  at the […]

Sharing Of Social Protection Experiences – Thailand

During the Subregional Workshop on Social Protection, Prof. Benja Jirapatpimol presented the results of the Thai research study involving 933 respondents in four regions. A survey, life stories, and key informant interviews were utilized to surface risks and vulnerabilities of women homeworkers, their conditions within the household and the family, how they are addressing such […]

HomeNet SEA Subregional Assembly 2005: Towards Strengthening Homeworkers’ Networks

Homeworker-members from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Lao P.D.R. renewed ties with sister HomeNets at the Southeast Asia Regional Assembly held at the Asia Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand on 22 – 23 October  2005. The approval of Homenet SEA’s Constitution and By-Laws, the election of officers and members of the subregional council, and the joint mapping of […]

Sharing of Social Protection Experiences – South Asia

HomeNet South Asia was invited to share insights on the social protection experiences of homeworkers’ groups in the region. Sapna Joshi and Jyotsna Sivaramayya presented a study entitled “Action- Research on Social Protection for Homebased Workers in South Asia covering Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. What surfaced from South Asia’s research was a […]