Homeworkers Worldwide is now working with Traidcraft Exchange and HomeNet South Asia on their Hidden Homeworkers project, to improve the working conditions for homeworkers in apparel and footwear supply chains in India, Pakistan and Nepal.
Hidden Homeworkers is a four-year programme, co-funded by the European Union, that aims to work collaboratively with brands and multi-stakeholder initiatives to map supply chains down to the homeworker level.
Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), brands have a responsibility to conduct human rights due diligence across their supply chains, but without transparency to the level of homeworkers this is not possible: Hidden Homeworkers seeks to rectify this.
The programme will help brands introduce simple systems that document homeworkers’ contribution and wages, and develop action plans that drive transparency, best practices and improve working conditions.
For more information, see the flyer attached, or contact Lucy Brill at Homeworkers Worldwide.