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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
India Ela Bhatt appointed chairperson of Gandhi Ashram Trust. The Times of India . (16 October 2016)

Ela Bhatt, Gandhian and founder of Self Employed Women's Association (Sewa), accepted the post of chairperson of Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust on Saturday.

Pakistan Civil society demands approval of home-based workers policy. Pakistan Today . (15 October 2016)

Civil society urged the Punjab government to approve Provincial Home Based Workers (HBWs) policy as the ‘Home-based Workers Day’ for South Asia is going to be observed on October 20.

South Africa How much money you get paid according to your age in South Africa. Business Tech . (13 October 2016)

The highest monthly median earnings for own- account workers (self employed) was observed in 2015 at R2,816 while for the employees, it was in 2012 at R3,115.

Kenya Road that divides: Kenya slum braces for battle. Thomson Reuters Foundation . (10 October 2016)
By Migiro , Katy.

When Peter Nyagesera's sisters died, leaving him to raise their nine orphaned children, he felt drawn to help other single mothers and street children living in the narrow alleyways of Kenya's gigantic Kibera slum.

India 'Give maternity leave to women in unorganized sector'. The Times of India . (9 October 2016)

The bill, passed in August 2016, has completely left out female labourers, self-employed women, housewives, female farmers and other poor women. These women get no compassion at home or workplace which in turn is bound to have a fallout on the rearing of the child.

Ghana SPEFA project improves revenue performance in Berekum. Ghana News Agency . (8 October 2016)
By Peprah, Dennis.

The meeting, organized by the MIHOSO international, a development oriented non-governmental organisation with support from the Netherland Development Organisation (SNV), a Dutch-based organization, was attended by market women, traders, artisanal workers and entrepreneurs.

On the appeal of IndustrialALL Global Union, a Geneva-based global group fighting for better working conditions and trade union rights, labour organisations of the city organised a rally at the Karachi Press Club on Friday to protest against persistent deaths of workers in industrial accidents and the third-party contract system.

By Sayej, Nadja.

Osodi, a photojournalist-turned-artist has powerfully documented the environment in Nigeria—from oil spills to the flooding shantytowns of Lagos, a city built on islands. He’s using his lens to document a city, and people, in flux.

Indonesia Slum Dwellers Challenge Eviction Law in Landmark Case. Jakarta Globe . (4 October 2016)
By Lih Yi, Beh.

Slum dwellers in Indonesia have launched a landmark legal case to challenge a decades-old law which has been used to forcibly remove thousands of families, amid a wave of evictions in the country's capital.

India Slum dwellers wary of smart city plan. The Times of India . (3 October 2016)

Residents of Khadda Basti near Adarsh Nagar are a worried lot. A large board has been installed in their area by the Jaipur Development Authority, asking them to move out.