Home-based Workers – A Baseline Study

Tailoring, embroidery, tie-and-dye, sujani (kaatha work) and carpet making are all done by women workers, who have little formal training and education. This makes all the difference as more than half of them depend on middlemen for work orders. HomeNet India and UN Women work together to protect the rights of women based at home. This is a baseline study of the initiative.

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Languages available: English, Hindi

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; India

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Access to basic services; Governance and national planning

Resource type: Case studies

Publication year: 2013

Number of pages: 47

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)