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 […]

Sharing Of Social Protection Experiences – Philippines

During the subregional workshop on social protection, the research findings in the Philippines, involving 1000 respondents from six information-rich communities with PATAMABA’s organizational presence, were presented by Dr. Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo (National Research Coordinator for the Ford project ) and the PATAMABA homeworker community leaders themselves who had actual social protection experiences. Insights from the […]

Sharing Of Social Protection Experiences – Laos P.D.R.

Khantone Phamuang spoke on behalf of CDEA, an NGO which he represents, and which has been working with HomeNet Southeast Asia through Homenet Thailand. Social security for the informal sector is a very new idea in his country. Likewise, this is a new idea for him because he was exposed to community development; that was […]

Sharing Of Social Protection Experiences – Indonesia

The study entitled “Social Protection for Homeworkers in Indonesi: Insights and Lessons” was presented by Dr. Hesti Wijaya. The standard formal social security enjoyed by formal workers in Indonesia is practically non-existent or not extended to informal homebased workers. The unsuccessful effort to push for the social security coverage of homebased workers from state-funded social […]

Making Governance Gender-Responsive

Twenty-one participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines joined the Gender and Governance Workshop held on 24 October 2005 at the Student Christian Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Primar Jardeleza and Olive Parilla (PATAMABA-Philippines) served as resource persons. The workshop aimed to 1) identify gender problems and issues in informal work (in their respective communities); […]

May Evaluation Meeting in Bangkok

Representatives from the various Homenets in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand) met in Bangkok May 10-11 at the UNIFEM Regional Office in order to evaluate work in connection with the FNV-supported project “Strengthening the Network of Homeworker” which ends this year, to imagine the future in the next five years, and plot out the next […]