South Asia

Includes countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Understanding the statistical term “Dependent Contractor”: A Q&A with Firoza Mehrotra

February 12, 2019

The addition of a new category “dependent contractor” in the status in employment...

Topics: Statistics

Roma, galardonada y candidata a los Óscar y algunas lecturas imprescindibles sobre el trabajo del hogar

February 6, 2019

El próximo mes, sabremos si el conmovedor retrato del director Alfonso Cuarón Orozco sobre una trabajadora del hogar...

Topics: Law

Eye Witness: WIEGO’s Brazilian Waste Expert Dispatches from India

February 5, 2019

WIEGO’s Exposure Dialogue Programme (EDP) on Law and Informality brought global experts to Ahmedabad, India, to stay...

Topics: Livelihoods

Strategies for Street Vendors to Create “Public Space for All”

January 22, 2019

By Jenna Harvey

“I want to see an eviction-free city. I want to see them [street vendors] having a right to...

Topics: Organizing

With “Roma” in the Awards Circle, Here are Our Must-reads on Domestic Workers

January 15, 2019

Next month, we’ll find out if director Alfonso Cuarón Orozco’s moving portrayal of a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico...

Topics: Law

How Cities Can Achieve Public Space for All

November 22, 2018

By Jenna Harvey

Public space provides a window into the soul of a city. It is where collective urban life...

Topics: Cities

Can Waste Pickers Help Solve Delhi’s Towering Trash Problem?

Shalini Sinha, August 27, 2018

With Avi Singh Majithia

Delhi’s Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in the world, rises high above many of...

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

“Tomorrow is Ours”: India’s Informal Workers Declare in New Radio Programme

July 9, 2018

For 13 weeks, in 2017, the unthinkable happened for informal workers: they captivated audiences across Northern...

Topics: Livelihoods

Audio: How Bangalore’s itinerant waste pickers transformed into “robust entrepreneurs”

June 5, 2018

WIEGO has a unique organizational structure — we are a network of membership-based organizations, researchers, and...

Topics: Profiles
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