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This article looks at how women home-based workers are finding ways of organising for their rights and challenging poor labour conditions. It uses case studies from Bulgaria and Turkey to explore the factors that shape the form this organising takes, and some of the challenges and successes they have had. Based on these examples, the article attempts to draw some general conclusions that may be useful to other women and their supporters who are organising for improved working conditions. The article gives a brief overview of the nature of informal work, and outlines the significant place that home-based work occupies within the informal economy

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