Home-based work thrives in Pakistan, but not the home-based workers.


KARACHI -- To earn more profit margins, factory work is being diverted to homework sector. Every year the number of homebased workers increases by at least 5 percent in Pakistan; whereas the home-based work thrives but the home-based workers are still amongst the poorest of the poor, said speakers of a press conference here Thursday.

The press conference was arranged by the Homebased Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on completion of the first ten years of their struggle. The speakers said that ten years ago on December 30, 2009 the home-based women workers of Pakistan...

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