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‘Situation and Scope’ of Existing Labour Laws to Address the Issues of Home-Based Women Workers in Pakistan

Dr. Syeda Mahnaz Hassan

Abstract
The theme of this study focuses on the exclusion of home-based women workers from the  existing legal framework of the country. An overview of national labour laws has been
presented in the present study. It also highlights the ineffectiveness and complicated nature
of labour laws and flaws in its implementation mechanism. The paper also addresses the need
for harmonizing the national labour laws with the international legal framework which
provides protection to the home-based women workers. The core objective of the paper is to
make home-based women workers visible as labour force and also to highlight their
exploitative treatment from labour and human rights perspective.

Keywords: Home-based Women Workers, Labour Laws, International Legal Framework, Visible, Labour Force.