Latin America & the Caribbean

Q&A: New Project Highlights Health Risks Faced by Waste Pickers

December 11, 2018

By Sonia Dias & Ana Carolina Ogando

Waste pickers may keep cities clean, but they face hazardous...

In Lima, modernization makes work harder for some

November 6, 2018

By Leslie Vryenhoek with field notes from Avi Majithia, Pauline Conley, Sarah Reed, Megan MacLeod and Olga...

Topics: Cities

En Lima, la modernización dificulta el trabajo diario de algunas personas

November 6, 2018

La modernización en las ciudades sirve para facilitar el desplazamiento de los trabajadores y aportar comodidades,...

Topics: Cities

Waste has Worth — and So Do the Women Working to Collect It

August 21, 2018
A step-by-step guide to building empowerment among women waste pickers

By Sonia Dias and Ana Carolina Ogando


Planeta Verde: The Colombian Cooperative Revolutionizing Waste Picking

July 6, 2018

In celebration of International Cooperatives Day, we speak with Martha Elena Iglesias, a waste picker and the leader...

Topics: Livelihoods

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

Les travailleurs et travailleuses de l’économie informelle font marcher les villes pour tous : Thaïlande, Inde et Colombie, 3 comptes rendus éclairants

May 28, 2018

Valeria Gelman et Jillian Du

Pensez aux stands de nourriture délicieuse en Asie du Sud-Est, aux artistes de...

Topics: Cities

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...

Como uma Cidade Brasileira Usou o Teatro e a Música para Popularizar a Reciclagem - e os trabalhadores pobres por trás dessa atividade

April 27, 2018

Por Carlin Carr

O Brasil tem sido um pioneiro global quando se trata da integração dos catadores de materiais...

Topics: Livelihoods
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