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Specific guidelines for waste pickers and their organizations on how to protect against exposure to COVID-19 while collecting and sorting waste.
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About Wiego

WIEGO is a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy.

Informal workers need voice, visibility and validity. WIEGO creates change by building capacity among informal worker organizations, expanding the knowledge base, and 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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The double tsunami of the pandemic and lockdown in India will continue to have devastating impacts on the health and livelihoods of the poor, and the government relief package has gaps that informal worker organizations say must be filled.
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Les rapports sinistres sur les systèmes de santé débordés d’ici et d’autres parties de l’Europe, ainsi que de l’Amérique du Nord, ont dominé la couverture de la COVID-19 dans une grande partie des médias d’information influents du monde. Mais l...
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Grim reports of overwhelmed health systems from here and other parts of Europe, as well as North America, have dominated COVID-19 coverage in much of the world’s influential news media. But the focus has begun to shift to an equally devastating story...