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WIEGO Newsletter - June 2011

Covering the period July 2010–June 2011

WIEGO e-news July 2010-June 2011Full-color pdf version

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Enhancing Productivity in the Urban Informal Economy

Enhancing Productivity in the Urban Informal Economy

In 2015 – 2016 the WIEGO Network participated in the Habitat III process, with the objective to make visible the contributions of urban informal workers to cities, and advocate for inclusive urban policies.

Tribute to Sharit Bowmik

Sharit Bhowmik: Scholar, Activist, Ally, Colleague and Friend

Sharit Bowmik

On September 8th, 2016, Sharit Bhowmik passed away. Sharit was a close friend, colleague and ally of WIEGO. For several years, in the early 2000s, he served as Director of WIEGO’s Urban Policies Program.

National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI)

National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI)

NASVI, street venders, India

Informal Workers in Oaxaca, Mexico

Informal Workers in Oaxaca, Mexico

As a developing economy closely linked to the USA, Mexico felt the warning symptoms of the economic crisis before its late 2008 onset. But what was unexpected, and dealt a double blow to the Mexican economy, was the outbreak of the H1N1 virus – what the media called the “Mexican” swine flu.

HomeNet South-East Asia

HomeNet South-East Asia

HomeNet South-East Asia, home-based workers, South-East Asia

International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) is a membership-based global organization of domestic and household workers. IDWF was launched in October 2013.  IDWF’s objective is to build a strong, democratic and united domestic/household workers’ global organization to protect and advance domestic workers’ rights everywhere.

Associação da Economia Informal de Moçambique (AEIMO)

Associação da Economia Informal de Moçambique (AEIMO)

The Informal Economy Association of Mozambique (Associação da Economia Informal de Moçambique, AEIMO) in Mozambique was founded in 1999.  As of 2012, AEIMO had more than 4200 members.  Most of AEIMO’s members are street traders, but a small percentage of the members come from other informal worker sectors.

AEIMO’s objectives are to:

Ghana Health Policy Dialogue

Impact: Marginalized Workers Gain Healthcare Access

View all WIEGO Network impact stories.

kayayei

A Health Policy Dialogue held in Accra, Ghana on July 26, 2012 resulted in over 1,000 head porters, known as kayayei in Ghana, gain access to health care services through the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). 

Tania Espinosa Sánchez Elected as Board Member of the Mexico City Human Rights Commission

Tania Espinosa Sánchez Elected as Board Member of the Mexico City Human Rights Commission