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Social Protection for Informal Workers

Social Protection for Informal Workers

Social protection

Informal is normal. Informal employment accounts for the majority (61%) of employment worldwide (as high as 89 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa and 88 per cent in southern Asia).

WIEGO Individual Members

Individual Members of WIEGO are drawn from two constituencies:

How We Are Structured

Membership

Our membership (see Who We Are) is central in our governance and accountability structure. Members are entitled to review and comment on WIEGO’s progress reports and financial reports, to attend General Assemblies held every four years, and to elect representatives to a Nominating Committee that prepares the slate of candidates for the Board of Directors, which is elected at each General Assembly.

Integration as Defined by Waste Pickers in Johannesburg

Integration as Defined by Waste Pickers in Johannesburg

Recognition – when there is no privatization of waste, we are recognized as workers and our work is recognized as a public service.

Child Care and Informal Workers

WIEGO's Child Care Initiative

Child care is vital. Families, especially in the poorest households, rely on the earnings of informal women workers. A lack of quality child care contributes to gender inequalities in labour force participation rates and earnings and exacerbates high levels of poverty among women informal workers.

Johannesburg’s New Waste Programme Threatens Reclaimers’ Work

Johannesburg’s New Waste Programme Threatens Reclaimers’ Work

Statistics: Past Activities

Statistics

WIEGO has had and continues to play an important role in the development of statistics on all aspects of the informal economy.

Global Trade Project: Analysis of Purchasing Practices in the Garment Industry

Analysis of Purchasing Practices in the Garment Industry

A project intitiated by WIEGO highlighted issues endemic to the garment industry that drive poor working conditions at the lowest end of the value chain.garment worker