Street Vendors

Q&A: WIEGO’s New Urban Policies Director Talks Migration, 21st-century Cities and What Inspires Her Research

October 5, 2018

This week, we sit down with WIEGO’s new Urban Policies Programme Director, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, to learn...

Topics: Cities

Bangkok’s renowned street vendors march against evictions – and rally widespread support

September 7, 2018

By Chidchanok Samantrakul and Sarah Orleans Reed

After relentless evictions against their livelihoods, on...

Topics: Livelihoods

Partnering with Street Vendors Led One Indian City to Model a Way Forward

July 31, 2018

Bhubaneshwar, India, provides a unique model for integrating street vendors into cities’ future plans. Through a...

Topics: Cities

As Bangkok Vendors Face Eviction, New York’s Offer Solidarity, Ideas

May 21, 2018

By Carlin Carr

In Bangkok, a series of municipal crackdowns to “clean up” the city has put its world-renowned...

"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...

Across Peru, Municipalities are “Upgrading” Street Vendors to Roofed Markets. Is it Really Improving Conditions?

February 6, 2018

By Lissette Aliaga 

Municipalities across Peru have been employing a strategy to improve conditions for...

Topics: Livelihoods

Creating “cities for all” requires more than one-size-fits-all regulation

December 18, 2017
Study shows informal workers in the Global South perceive regulations as being both positive and negative...
Topics: Cities

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
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