Mexico City

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

From Mozambique to Mexico, Domestic Workers are Fighting for their Rights — and Telling their Stories

June 19, 2018

Domestic workers — those who cook, clean, sweep, and child-mind in private homes across the globe — face unusually...

Mexico City's Shoe Shiners are not “Visual Contamination:” Design Solutions for a Traditional Occupation in a Changing City

March 7, 2018

By Jenna Harvey & Tania Espinosa Sanchez

Mexico City’s shoe shiners (aseadores de calzado) have been...

Topics: Livelihoods

Threat of A New Waste Incinerator in Mexico City Puts Informal Waste Pickers’ Livelihoods at Risk

Tania Espinosa Sánchez, March 1, 2018

In Mexico City, a controversy is brewing over a proposed billion-dollar waster incinerator that threatens the...

Topics: Livelihoods

From Lima to Bangkok, WIEGO Lays Out Strategy to Improve Conditions of Informal Workers in Six Target Cities

January 26, 2018

By Jenna Harvey

It is morning rush hour in Bangkok and moto-taxi drivers ferry hurried commuters through...

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...

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