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A methodology and calculator tool enabling the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions that waste picker groups prevent. The tool, which was developed...
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About Wiego

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is a global network focused on empowering the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy to secure their livelihoods. We believe that all workers should have equal economic opportunities, rights, protection and voice. WIEGO promotes change by improving statistics and expanding knowledge on the informal economy, building networks and capacity among informal worker organizations and, jointly with the networks and organizations, influencing local, national and international policies.

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About the Informal economy

The informal economy includes workers who do not have employment-based social protection and enterprises which are not incorporated or registered.

Global estimates on the size of informal employment (ILO 2018) show 61% of all workers worldwide are informally employed. 

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In this interview, Elizabeth Tang, General Secretary of the International Domestic Workers’ Federation (IDWF), tells us what she hopes to see achieved in the world of work 25 years from now and about the importance of organizing for domestic workers...
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The rights of “everyone” or “every worker” laid down in international law should be the bedrock for building more inclusive cities. Realizing health and safety in public workplaces will require the provision and maintenance of physical and other...
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In their first direct engagement, informal worker representatives and officials of the CNDH’s Program of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Mexico discussed the living and working conditions of informal workers, policy frameworks and possible...