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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...

Q&A: Novo projeto destaca os riscos à saúde enfrentados pelos catadores de materiais recicláveis

December 11, 2018

Por Sonia Dias e Ana Carolina Ogando

Os(as) catadores(as) mantêm as cidades limpas, mas enfrentam condições...

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...

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...

"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...

From Lima to Bangkok, WIEGO Lays Out Strategy to Improve Conditions of Informal Workers in Six Target Cities

January 26, 2018

By Jenna Harvey

It is morning rush hour in Bangkok and moto-taxi drivers ferry hurried commuters through...

Quality Child Care is a Missing Piece of the Poverty-reduction Puzzle

January 8, 2018
A discussion with Mirai Chatterjee on SEWA’s holistic model and approach


The Self Employed Women’s...

Universal Health Coverage: An Informal Worker Perspective

Laura Alfers, December 11, 2017

Healthcare is a hot button issue around the world right now. As Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has become a...

From blood tests to aerobic dance: Training improves workers’ access to new Thai health fund – and their ideas are inspiring

October 16, 2017

Thailand is a global innovator when it comes to health promotion and prevention practices. Its Universal Health...

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