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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Kenya How MCU is helping in 'building a future with decent work' Investment News . (21 February 2017)

Elizabeth Nzilani Peter represented the Machakos Cooperative Union at the 105th International Labour Conference in Geneva, where the theme was Building a Future with Decent Work. Attended by Over 6,000 delegates, the conference was an opportunity to highlight the contribution made by co-operatives to decent work. The following is an interview with Elizabeth.

Pakistan Sales and craft exhibition of home-based workers kicks off Pakistan Today . (7 February 2017)

The products ranging from handmade pottery items to embroidered cloths of Haripur, wooden items from Chiniot, jewellery and accessories, decorative items prepared by the home-based workers were displayed at the exhibition.

Pakistan Certification course for home-based workers launched at IBA The News . (27 January 2017)

The programme will mark the beginning of a certificate programme designed especially for home-based women workers in Karachi and Quetta. “This program is an IBA AMAN CED’s humble effort towards facilitating Pakistani women to develop and foster an entrepreneurial mindset, enabling them to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.”

Many Forms of Violence against Women. Media for Freedom . (25 November 2016)
By Wadlow, Rene.

25 November is the day designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.” Violence against women is a year-round occurrence and continues at an alarming rate.  Violence against women can take many different forms. There can be an attack upon their bodily integrity and their dignity.

Pakistan PM urged to announce textile package The News . (12 November 2016)

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) Central Chairman Amir Fayyaz has appealed the prime minister to announce the agreed textile package to build on the advantage of stable macroeconomic indicators.

Pakistan HomeNet hails govt for protecting HBWs rights The Frontier Post . (11 November 2016)

HomeNet Pakistan is highly thankful and acknowledges the remarkable efforts of Sindh Government in taking lead for protecting HBWs rights, Cheif Minister Sindh has approved Policy of HBWs in Sindh on Friday.

Philippines A win-win solution. Manila Standard . (29 October 2016)
By Kapunan, Rod.

Legislated wage is now proving to be expensive because employers engaging the services of contracted-out workers remain solidarily liable for the payment of backwages and other benefits to contracted-out workers illegally terminated through their crafted two-tier contracting system before six months to prevent them from becoming permanent.

Canada How do you solve a problem like precarious work?. Rabble . (28 October 2016)
By MacEwen, Angella.

Of course there has been an increase in own-account self-employment (has no paid help, but may be incorporated or unincorporated), and contract workers wouldn't show up in the data on job duration. But the trend in own-account self-employment is most pronounced for workers 25-54.

United States of America The Underappreciated Role Of Women Entrepreneurs In The Economy. Wis Context . (26 October 2016)
By Conroy, Tessa.

As evidence of this preference for flexibility, self-employed women generally provide more of their own child care, even while working. Adequate child care availability could foster high-growth female entrepreneurship by reframing self-employment opportunities, alleviating time constraints and allowing a focus on building businesses.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea Self-Employed a Drain on Korea's Economy. Chosunilbo . (25 October 2016)
By Hyeon-cheol, Bang.

The number of self-employed people has jumped from 5.37 million late last year to 5.68 million in September this year, but a whopping 330,000 eateries or corner shops are closing each year.