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This open-access book, edited by Martha Chen and Françoise Carré, brings together leading scholars to investigate recent conceptual shifts, research...
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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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Happy New Year to one and all. As we reflect on 2020, I hope that the year’s unprecedented challenges were accompanied by moments that could bring some measure of solace and hope for a more just and peaceful future.
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Feliz año nuevo! Al reflexionar sobre el 2020, deseo que, a pesar de haber enfrentado desafíos sin precedentes, hayan encontrado momentos de consuelo y esperanza por un futuro más justo y pacífico.
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Bonne année à toutes et à tous. Alors que nous réfléchissons à l’année 2020, j’espère que les défis sans précédent de cette année ont été accompagnés de moments capables d’apporter un peu de réconfort et d’espoir pour un avenir plus juste et plus...