Social Protection

Five Innovations at SEWA’s New Worker Empowerment Centres

Laura Alfers, May 15, 2017

This year WIEGO and its partners, the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), HomeNet Thailand, and Asiye...

Los derechos de los recicladores y las recicladoras de Ciudad de México son reconocidos por la Comisión de Derechos Humanos

Tania Espinosa Sánchez, December 14, 2016

En agosto de 2016, la Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal (CDHDF) publicó por primera vez una...

Mexico City’s Waste Pickers Gain Support of City’s Human Rights Commission

Tania Espinosa Sánchez, December 7, 2016

In August 2016, Mexico City's Commission on Human Rights (CDHDF) issued the first-ever recommendation on waste...

"La expresión ‘protección social’ en realidad no existía hace 20 años."

Gisèle Yasmeen, September 21, 2016
Gisèle Yasmeen, la nueva Directora de Protección social de WIEGO habla sobre el aumento de la visibilidad de las y los...

“The expression ‘social protection’ didn’t really exist 20 years ago.”

September 9, 2016
WIEGO’s new social protection director, Gisèle Yasmeen, on the increasing visibility of informal workers

We had an...

Domestic workers in Johannesburg: Hidden, vulnerable and essential

September 8, 2016

By Leslie Vryenhoek

Domestic workers represent a vast, hidden and essential workforce whose efforts inside...

Child care for women informal workers proves essential to earning power

August 31, 2016

By Rachel Moussie

Women’s economic empowerment is a central feature of development debates today. A key focus...

Podcast: World-renowned labour lawyer, Adelle Blackett, on domestic work, the significance of a Convention and the future of the movement

August 17, 2016

It’s been five years since the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) was adopted during the...

"Be Safe With Us": How Durban Market Traders Collaborated with Officials to Improve Workplace Safety

July 13, 2016

By Carlin Carr

Durban’s busy downtown market, Warwick...

Cinco trabajadoras en empleo informal comparten sus dificultades para acceder a los servicios de salud

April 27, 2016

Las personas pobres enfrentan grandes desafíos para acceder a los servicios de salud. Sin embargo, las trabajadoras...

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