Participants at a session organized by Home Net and Aurat Foundation have urged Sindh government to facilitate registration of women home based workers along with excluded groups, that is, women workers with physical and/or visual incapacities as well as the transgenders.
Deliberating the problems faced by the above mentioned home based workers, the concerned stakeholders, at the inception meeting of the project “Economic Empowerment of Women Home-based Workers and Excluded Groups in Karachi,” also recommended capacity building of these workers with equal attention towards their inclusion in the social safety net.
Appreciating Home Net and UN Women Pakistan for including Karachi based workers in the scheme, they said the city with a sizable population of HBWs and other relevant target population needed series of interventions on urgent and regular basis.
The stakeholders, including representatives of third gender as well as those with disabilities and HBWs in general on the occasion also recommended adequate legislation for the rights of the target groups and their implementation letter and spirit.
Umme Laila Azhar, Coordinator, Home Net sharing details of the project said an integrated approach is being adopted to economically and socially empower more than 5,000 women HBWs and excluded groups (including women living with HIV/AIDS, transgender and women with disabilities).—APP