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This discussion paper reviews literature on homeworkers in global supply chains from 2000 to 2017. The review was guided by the following questions: What are the vulnerabilities of homeworkers in global supply chains? What mechanisms exist to provide legal and social protections for homeworkers and to secure their livelihoods? How have homeworkers made gains through organizing and agency, and what challenges do they continue to face in this area?
This guidance note provides an overview of issues related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and sustainable energy and provides guidance for UN programming and work with policy makers around sustainable energy that integrates the gender dimensions.