Sub-Saharan Africa

How the Draft WDR 2019 Got it Wrong: Rethinking and “Relinking” Social Protections for the Future of Work

Laura Alfers, July 25, 2018

The World Bank’s recently released draft of the World Development Report (WDR) 2019 makes a controversial call to...

Topics: Livelihoods

Informal workers and taxes: What "tax justice" looks like from below

July 18, 2018

By Mike Rogan

A growing tax justice movement has been exposing the shadowy ways in which elites and large...

Topics: Economy

From Mozambique to Mexico, Domestic Workers are Fighting for their Rights — and Telling their Stories

June 19, 2018

Domestic workers — those who cook, clean, sweep, and child-mind in private homes across the globe — face unusually...

What’s Changed for Domestic Workers since C189? Our Legal Team Unpacks the Progress

Pamhidzai H. Bamu-Chipunza, June 15, 2018

16 June 2011 was a momentous day for domestic workers around the globe. 

After a long, worker-led...

Topics: Law

Workplace Violence and Harassment: Informal Workers Also Need Protection

May 27, 2018

By Karin Pape & Leslie Vryenhoek

In city streets and markets across the Global South, street vendors have...

Mobile Money for Member Dues: Can technology transform worker organizations?

Jane Barrett, May 14, 2018

In this article, our Organization and Representation Programme Director, Jane Barrett, tells us about an innovative...

Topics: Organizing

"Take away these tolls": How Accra's poorest market workers got their wages back

May 8, 2018

By Carlin Carr

Accra’s colorful, bustling markets run on the back-breaking labour of some of the city’s...

Local Governments Should Prioritize Health and Safety for Informal Workers

Frances (Francie) Lund, April 23, 2018

The deadly factory fire at Rana Plaza five years ago this week sparked global outrage about workers’ safety. The...

La vérité sur le nettoyage des vêtements à Dakar

April 3, 2018

Par Carlin Carr

À Dakar, au Sénégal, le linge sale de la ville ne se nettoie pas au cycle d’essorage.

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Topics: Livelihoods

The Truth about How Dakar’s Clothes Get Cleaned

April 3, 2018

By Carlin Carr & Gabriella Tanvé

In Dakar, Senegal, the city’s dirty laundry doesn’t get cleaned on...

Topics: Livelihoods
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