Global Advocacy

New international labour standard will help protect vulnerable workers from violence and harassment

New international labour standard will help protect vulnerable workers from violence and harassment

Tue Jul 30, 2019

by Leslie Vryenhoek with Karin Pape and Rachel Moussié

The International Labour Conference (ILC) voted in June to adopt Convention 190 on Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (C190). This marks a significant victory for informal workers—especially women—whose organizations advocated tirelessly to ensure this Convention addresses the realities of some of the world’s most vulnerable workers.

Travailleuses et travailleurs de l’informel fêtent l’approbation d’une nouvelle convention internationale concernant l’élimination de la violence et du harcèlement

Travailleuses et travailleurs de l’informel fêtent l’approbation d’une nouvelle convention internationale concernant l’élimination de la violence et du harcèlement

Thu Aug 1, 2019
Occupational Groups: Domestic Workers

par Leslie Vryenhoek avec Karin Pape et Rachel Moussié

La Conférence internationale du Travail (CIT) a voté pour l’adoption de la Convention 190 concernant l’élimination de la violence et du harcèlement dans le monde du travail (C190). Cela constitue une victoire importante pour les travailleurs de l’informel – notamment femmes –dont les organisations ont lutté inlassablement pour garantir que cette Convention réponde aux réalités de certains travailleurs les plus vulnérables du monde.

Trabajadoras y trabajadores en la economía informal celebran la aprobación de un nuevo estándar internacional sobre la eliminación de la violencia y el acoso

Trabajadoras y trabajadores en la economía informal celebran la aprobación de un nuevo estándar internacional sobre la eliminación de la violencia y el acoso

Thu Aug 1, 2019
Occupational Groups: Domestic Workers

por Leslie Vryenhoek junto con Karin Pape y Rachel Moussié

La Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo (CIT) votó a favor de la aprobación del Convenio 190 sobre la eliminación de la violencia y el acoso en el mundo del trabajo (C190). Esto constituye una victoria significativa para los trabajadores en la economía informal –especialmente para las mujeres– cuyas organizaciones lucharon incansablemente por garantizar que este Convenio responda a las realidades de algunos de los trabajadores más vulnerables del mundo.

Five Must-reads on Including Street Vendors in Public Spaces

Five Must-reads on Including Street Vendors in Public Spaces

Tue Jun 4, 2019

Street vendors are facing unprecedented challenges in cities across the globe, despite global development goals calling for more economically and socially inclusive cities.

Where are the inclusive cities? Street vendors globally face increasing hostility

Where are the inclusive cities? Street vendors globally face increasing hostility

Tue May 7, 2019

The WIEGO Urban Policies Team analyzed news articles on street vendors from six continents over the past 18 months to gain a better understanding of how these informal workers are — or, more precisely, “aren’t” — being incorporated into 21st-century cities. A troubling portrait emerged of widespread evictions in urban hubs everywhere — from New York to New Delhi.

¿Dónde están las ciudades inclusivas? Vendedores y vendedoras ambulantes en todo el mundo se enfrentan a hostilidades crecientes

¿Dónde están las ciudades inclusivas? Vendedores y vendedoras ambulantes en todo el mundo se enfrentan a hostilidades crecientes

Sun Apr 28, 2019

El equipo de Políticas Urbanas de WIEGO analizó en los últimos 18 meses nuevos artículos sobre venta ambulante en seis países para comprender mejor cómo estas personas trabajadoras en empleo informal están siendo ‒o, más precisamente, “no están siendo”‒ incorporadas en las ciudades del siglo XXI. Los desalojos de los centros urbanos en todas partes ‒desde Nueva York a Nueva Delhi‒ muestran un panorama preocupante.

Strategies for Successful Collective Actions: A step-by-step guide

Strategies for Successful Collective Actions: A step-by-step guide

Chris Bonner Tue Jun 26, 2018

This week, we take a step-by-step look at what it takes for informal workers’ to stage a successful collective action. We’ll dive into the necessary preparatory processes and break down key concepts. This article is excerpted from our sixth book in our popular series, Organizing in the Informal Economy: Resource Books for Organizers. This book dives into the nitty gritty of planning, preparing and taking an action, and provides checklists, guides, action examples, and post-action reflections.

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

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

Wed Dec 27, 2017

As a global research-policy-action network, WIEGO’s team members are in a unique position to lead debates and contribute grounded new ideas for improving the lives of informal workers across continents. Research units from our four core programmes – Law, Organization and Representation, Social Protection, Statistics and Urban Policies – regularly produce new research reports, policy papers, statistical briefs and workers resources to continue evolving understanding and perspectives on informal worker issues and potential actions. 

Five Blogs that Highlight Key Achievements for Informal Workers in 2017

Five Blogs that Highlight Key Achievements for Informal Workers in 2017

Wed Dec 27, 2017

The global movement of informal workers – led by worker organizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America – made major strides this year, from developing women’s leadership and using international policy instruments on the local level, to challenging the privatization of waste in South Africa. 

2017 even saw the launch of a new regional organization in Latin America to strengthen cross-national goals. As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of the memorable achievements in 2017 for informal workers and their organizations.

 

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

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

Rhonda Douglas Sat May 20, 2017
Occupational Groups: Street Vendors

Half the world’s population live in cities, and urban informal workers make important economic, social, and environmental contributions to city life. Rhonda  Douglas from WIEGO argues that the New Urban Agenda must include all urban stakeholders, including the working poor, to ensure it doesn’t leave anyone behind.

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