South Africa

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

How the Draft WDR 2019 Got it Wrong: Rethinking and “Relinking” Social Protections for the Future of Work

Laura Alfers, July 25, 2018

The World Bank’s recently released draft of the World Development Report (WDR) 2019 makes a controversial call to...

Topics: Livelihoods

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...

What’s Changed for Domestic Workers since C189? Our Legal Team Unpacks the Progress

Pamhidzai H. Bamu-Chipunza, June 15, 2018

16 June 2011 was a momentous day for domestic workers around the globe. 

After a long, worker-led...

Topics: Law

Local Governments Should Prioritize Health and Safety for Informal Workers

Frances (Francie) Lund, April 23, 2018

The deadly factory fire at Rana Plaza five years ago this week sparked global outrage about workers’ safety. The...

Five Blogs from 2017 that Take on Big Ideas for Informal Workers

December 27, 2017

As a global research-policy-action network, WIEGO’s team members are in a unique position to lead debates and...

Topics: Global Advocacy

Five Blogs that Highlight Key Achievements for Informal Workers in 2017

December 27, 2017

The global movement of informal workers – led by worker organizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America –...

Topics: Global Advocacy

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

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...

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