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Focal Cities Mexico City

Domestic workers at a workshop in Mexico City

WIEGO Board

See all biographies of current and past Board of Directors

The WIEGO Board of Directors is comprised of:

WIEGO Board of Directors

Current and Past Board Bios

 

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).

Special Initiatives: Research

WIEGO 20th Anniversary Research Conference

In its first two decades, WIEGO has been at the forefront of developing new concepts and methods for understanding and measuring the informal economy. To mark WIEGO’s 20th Anniversary, and to identify new paths for research and thinking on the informal economy, the WIEGO Network held a research conference at Harvard University in the USA in November 2018.

WIEGO Institutional Members

Trade unions, cooperatives, and associations of informal workers that have been active in WIEGO are invited to become Institutional Members. As of September 2018, the following membership-based organizations of informal workers were Institutional Members of WIEGO. 

INTERNATIONAL

International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF)

WIEGO Manifesto

Support Informal Workers, Reduce Poverty

Employment – or more precisely “decent work” – is crucial to reducing poverty.

About WIEGO

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing & Organizing (WIEGO) is a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. We believe all workers should have equal economic opportunities and rights.

WIEGO Team Bios

Olga AbizaidOlga Abizaid
Programme Support Officer