This report explores the obstacles women on low incomes face as they seek to earn a decent living. It looks at issues such as childcare, access to training, the availability of work and also the impact of recent government cuts on women’s employment and welfare. The research was conducted by Women Working in the North Network (WWINN) member organisations between September and December 2011. Women volunteers were trained as peer researchers to interview other low-income women in their communities. The purpose of the research was to bring the WWINN members together, to directly involve the women these organisations support, to identify priorities for change, and to be the starting point for policy, lobbying and campaign activities that fully involve the women participants. Thanks to the Feminist Review Trust for funding this research.
Reports and research
A guide to campaigning for homeworker organisations, unions, campaign groups and activists.
by West Yorkshire Homeworking Unit.
A Report on the Fellowship Programme - Summer 2004 and 2005
This report, published by the National Group on Homeworking in 2007, explores the working lives of homeworkers in the UK.
For many years, Viji Srinivasan worked with rural women and girls in the rural areas of Bihar and Jharkhand (India) with Adithi, the organisation that she founded. From 2000 to 2005, when she died, Viji worked with Homeworkers Worldwide, coordinating the mapping programme in South Asia. In this interview, given to Zoran Majdin in March 2005, Viji talks about her own life and history more than she usually did in her many writings and speeches.