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Informal Workers in Accra Make Their Voices Heard

ghana street vendors Ga-East Traders Union eventIn Ghana, 2012 is an election year and informal workers are working hard to make their voices heard in the capital city of Accra.

WIEGO Turns 15 - Greetings Received from Members


On the occasion of WIEGO's 15th anniversary in April 2012, the following messages were received from our members, new and long-standing. We are delighted to have such inspiring partners the world over.

Dear friends,
We all are celebrating together this great mark of 15 years of blessed work that WIEGO family has developed all over the world to empower poorest population.
It’s an honor for us to take part of this group.

Congrats for all,

Eduardo Marinho
UFBA/ISC - Brazil

A Common Vision for WIEGO’s Work with Waste Pickers

At the global and local level, and across all regions, WIEGO’s work with waste pickers pursues a common vision:

StreetNet International Press Releases

StreetNet International

StreetNet International
Media Release:
International Workers’ Day, 1st May 2012

The WIEGO Network Overarching Concerns

WHAT is WIEGO Concerned About?

Informal Employment & Povertyselling woven bowls

#1  Employment – or, more precisely, “decent work” – is a key pathway to poverty reduction. Yet most discussions on poverty reduction overlook the important role of employment.

StreetNet Campaigns Blog Launched

Street Net Campaigns Blog Launched

July, 2011 - StreetNet International has launched a Campaigns blog to disseminate news and events related to its three major campaigns: the New Manifesto Campaign, the World Class Cities for All Campaign in Brazil, and its several Litigation Campaigns.

The Informal Economy in Ghana: A Comparative Perspective

Conference co-hosted by Ghana Statistical Service & WIEGO, October 2005 in Accra, Ghana

The term “informal sector” was coined in Ghana in 1971 by a British anthropologist who was studying the economic activities of low-income communities in Accra. The informal economy, as it is now called and defined, is comprised of self-employment in small unregistered enterprises and wage employment in unregulated and unprotected jobs. In developing countries, informal employment comprises one half to three quarters of non-agricultural employment.

WIEGO Worldwide

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