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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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La coordinadora internacional de WIEGO, Sally Roever, hace un balance del 2020 y habla sobre cómo lo aprendido el año pasado puede usarse para mejorar las condiciones laborales de las personas trabajadoras en empleo informal durante el 2021.
WIEGO's International Coordinator, Sally Roever, looks back on 2020 and talks about how lessons learnt last year can be used to improve working conditions for informal workers in 2021.
La coordinatrice international de WIEGO, Sally Roever, fait un retour sur l'année 2020 et raconte comment les leçons apprises l'année dernière peuvent servir pour améliorer les conditions de travail des travailleuse·eur·s de l’informel en 2021.