BackgroundThe ILO-MAMPU Project is part of the Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction Programme (Maju Perempuan Indonesia untuk Penanggulangan Kemiskinan – MAMPU), funded by the Government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The ILO MAMPU Project aims to improve access to employment and decent work women homeworkers and women workers with disabilities in the conditions of equality in Indonesia.
The Project Phase-2 has been implemented since February 2014 by engaging four partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and six partner trade unions. The Project’s partner NGOs and TUs are implementing Project pilots and initiatives in North Sumatra, Banten, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta and East Java provinces of Indonesia.
Homeworkers are known as an invisible group since majority of them work from their own houses, not at the factories or premises of the employers, and therefore, have limited access to information and supervision. lack of information about homeworker’s practices has contributed to the low awareness, miss-perception, and understanding among society, constituents and stakeholders, and this situation has been a challenges in promoting decent work and better working condition for this group.
Since the second phase of project implementation, several activities have been carried out to provide constituents and stakeholders with adequate and sufficient references and to strengthen their knowledge in relates to gender issue, homeworkers and equality as well as non-discrimination at work. Those activities include the development of products, such reading materials and research report.
In order to disseminate all products to constituents and relevant stakeholders and to strengthen awareness about promoting decent work for homeworkers among them, ILO-MAMPU will carry out two days seminar with the theme Promoting Decent Work and Improving Working Condition of Homeworkers.
At the end of the seminar, several recommendations will be made to support the continuation of the policy development at the national and provincial level and to strengthen an efforts for the improvement of the working condition of homeworkers.
- To disseminate products and information in relates to homeworkers to constituents and relevant stakeholders.
- To strengthen an awareness and knowledge of constituents and relevant stakeholders to promote decent work and better working conditions for homeworkers.
- To facilitate information exchange among constituents and relevant stakeholders in regards to homeworkers issues.
- To develop recommendations for the promotion of decent work of homeworkers especially for the development of policy and regulations to protect the rights of homeworkers.