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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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Esta es la historia de Jennifer Thaís Santos Fernandes, la secretaria de la cooperativa de recicladorxs ASCITO, que cuenta con el apoyo de WIEGO a través del Proyecto Género y Residuos.
This is the story of Jennifer Thaís Santos Fernandes, the secretary of the ASCITO waste picker cooperative that is supported by WIEGO through the Gender & Waste Project.
Voici le témoignage de Jennifer Thaís Santos Fernandes, secrétaire de la coopérative de récupératrice·eur·s de matériaux ASCITO, soutenue par WIEGO dans le cadre du projet Genre et déchets.