Seminar held to highlight, address plight of home-based workers

KARACHI: HomeNet Pakistan, with the support of Aurat Foundation and Sindh Labour and Human Resource Department, organised a seminar to highlight and address the plight of home-based workers.

The seminar was held to acknowledge the effective role played by home-based workers in the country’s economy, and to assess the process-flow pertaining to the implementation of Sindh Home-Based Workers Act, 2018.

A large number of parliamentarians and activists from different social sectors attended the event.

The Sindh Home-Based Workers Bill, 2018, was passed by the Sindh Assembly on 9th May 2018. The act envisioned protecting the rights of people who work in the informal or unorganised sector, carrying out remunerative work within their homes or in the surrounding grounds.

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HomeNet Executive Director Umme Laila Azhar on the occasion said, “Our organization under the project of UN Women has been striving to improve the lives of home-based women workers. Be it a woman or man, rights of all home-based workers can be strengthened through the implementation of the laws passed by the Sindh Assembly. HomeNet will continue its efforts in organizing such seminars so that the downtrodden segments of the society could be facilitated.”

Parliamentarians and other respectable guests shared their valuable thoughts with each other and made an effective consultation on the completion of the processes pertaining to the implementation of the act.

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