Street Vendors

What’s the legal recourse for street vendor evictions?

Pamhidzai H. Bamu-Chipunza, September 19, 2017

WIEGO’s law team discusses how administrative law can empower and protect informal workers in urban public spaces...

Topics: Law

Nothing for us without us: Participatory processes and the New Urban Agenda

Rhonda Douglas, May 20, 2017

Half the world’s population live in cities, and urban informal workers make important economic, social, and...

Topics: Global Advocacy

Ganamos todos: Cómo una representante de vendedores ambulantes usó la Recomendación 204 como herramienta para cambiar las políticas en Costa Rica

March 15, 2017

Por Jenna Harvey

En julio de 2016, Kattia Barquero Rojas, una líder de vendedores ambulantes de San José,...

Topics: Law

‘It’s a Win-Win:’ How a Street Vendor Leader Used Recommendation 204 to Change Policy in Costa Rica

March 13, 2017

By Jenna Harvey

In July 2016, Kattia Barquero Rojas, a street vendor leader from San Jose, Costa Rica, stood...

Topics: Law

Worker’s Story: Sizakele Ncube’s new sewing machine brings both improved income and new worries

February 3, 2017

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been exploring technologies used by informal workers to improve their...

Topics: Livelihoods

A Union for All: Dar es Salaam’s Mchikichini market vendors join hands with formal workers in model solidarity

November 4, 2016

By Carlin Carr

WIEGO’s newly appointed Organizing and Representation Director Jane Barrett recently returned...

Topics: Organizing

"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...

Five Women Informal Workers Share Their Challenges in Accessing Health Services

April 27, 2016

The poor face many challenges in accessing health services. However, argues Laura Alfers, WIEGO’s Deputy Director of...

The People’s Economy and the Future of Cities

Sally Roever, February 22, 2016

Revaben and her husband Narsingbhai sell vegetables from the sidewalk along one of eight new model roads in...

Topics: Cities

How a New Kind of “Modern” Urban Development Can Include Street Vendors

November 11, 2015

By Victoria Okoye, Urban Advocacy Specialist, WIEGO

In Accra, there exists a perpetual tension between the...

Topics: Livelihoods
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