Women's Leadership Assembly 2014

Women’s Leadership Assembly, Securing Economic Rights for Informal Women Workers

General Assembly 2010

In November 2014, a Women’s Leadership Assembly will be held to enable informal workers to network, share information, document their common needs and plan for future activities.

This five-day event, planned for Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will combine cross-sectoral capacity-building of women leaders, sharing learning on policy-advocacy, and organizing strategies. Representatives from all project elements will come together to share experiences and lessons learned, discuss challenges and gain from capacity-building workshops, seminars, field visits, constituency meetings, panels and discussions.

The Assembly will be organized for 50 participants including grassroots women leaders from membership-based organizations of informal workers, activists and union leaders, academics and researchers, and government officials. This will foster greater understanding leading to improved effectiveness, and is expected to create interesting synergies between the diverse constituencies.

Objective of this Element

  • to strengthen women’s leadership in the movement of the working poor through global networking, information sharing and joint planning

Countries of Activity

 

  • Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand
  • Africa: Benin, Burundi, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

 

Past WIEGO Assemblies

Since its founding in 1997, WIEGO has held General Assemblies in 1999 (Canada): 2000 (USA); 2002 (India); 2006 (South Africa); and 2010 (Brazil). The common purpose of all these meetings has been to share experiences and knowledge, set priorities and frame issues, and review WIEGO’s past activities and future plans. Another purpose has been to expand and strengthen the WIEGO network.

In 2010, WIEGO’s Fifth General Assembly brought together grassroots women leaders from membership-based organizations of informal workers, activists and union leaders, academics and researchers, and government officials. It was a remarkable period of discussion and sharing, field visits and activities. Read the report of WIEGO’s Fifth General Assembly.