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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Uganda Can land-sharing dispel shadow of eviction for Uganda slum? Thomson Reuters Foundation . (3 October 2016)
By Kakande, Yasin.

It was a typical eviction in Banda slum, home to an informal settlement of around 1.3 million people on the outskirts of Kampala. Residents lost everything: clothing, furniture, the roofs over their heads.

Data that supports local development. Eco-business . (30 September 2016)
By Patel, Sheela.

People living in informal settlements (often termed 'slums') have been actively engaged in collecting data since the 1970s. One example was when the inhabitants of Janata colony in Mumbai collected data about all the households, enterprises and infrastructure in their settlement as they fought the government's intention to evict them.

India Slum Dwellers Face Eviction As India Builds New Smart Cities. The Huffington Post . (29 September 2016)
By Goldberg, Eleanor.

Once known as Temple City for its ancient Hindu temples, Bhubaneswar in the eastern Indian state of Odisha aims to reposition itself as a hub for technology and healthcare with funding from a government programme to modernise cities.

The Social Security System (SSS) bestowed a special citation on Baganga Integrated Social Action Group (BISAG) for its solid support for SSS in bringing social security protection closer to informal sector groups at the Balikat ng Bayan Awards during the SSS 59th anniversary program at the Ramon Magsaysay Hall of the SSS main office in Diliman, Quezon City on September 2.

India According To New Report Gender Equality Is Key To Boosting Cotton Industry. Blue & Green Tomorrow . (27 September 2016)

The report also examines the results from the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme in Gujarat, India jointly run by CottonConnect and leading retailer Primark. Working with local NGO partner, the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), the programme has trained 1,251 female smallholders through classroom sessions, in-field training and learning groups.

United States of America Learning to say no as a woman in the workplace. Seattle Times . (27 September 2016)
By Tulshyan, Ruchika.

Women are disproportionately asked to do things that don’t advance their careers. These include administrative tasks such as taking notes in a meeting, ordering food for the team or always being available to mentor junior staff members. For self-employed women, this manifests in innocent “I would like to run something by you over coffee” requests — in short, time away from work that does actually pay.

Unaccompanied child migrants living in the Calais 'Jungle' camp are likely to go missing or risk being trafficked when France dismantles the shanty town, UNICEF has warned. It urged authorities to speed up the reunion of children with families in the UK.

South Africa To produce artisans for the future South Africa should study its past. Econo Times . (26 September 2016)
By Wildschut-February, Angelique .

South Africa's government knows that artisans are essential to future growth and job creation. That's what prompted the country's Minister of Higher Education and Training to declare a "decade of the artisan". The campaign's motto states that it is "cool" to be a 21st century artisan.

Pakistan Employers exploit informal workers in grey economy for higher profits. The News International . (24 September 2016)
By Ahmad, Mansoor.

Some policy makers argue that informal work, for example home-based work, is preferred by women because it suits their needs. It allows them time for their household responsibilities.

France Forced evictions leave Roma children vulnerable in France, say campaigners. Thomson Reuters Foundation . (21 September 2016)
By Meaker, Morgan.

Forced evictions in Paris suburb are part of wider discrimination against France's Roma minority, whose status is more precarious in atmosphere of xenophobia.