Social Protection

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...

Joburg’s Reclaimers Win Important First Victory in Fight Against Privatization

July 31, 2017

By Carlin Carr

On July 13, hundreds of Johannesburg’s informal waste pickers (known locally as “reclaimers...

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."

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...

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