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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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Dans divers pays africains, les filières locales, en l’occurrence celles du textile et du vêtement, sont en passe de connaître une croissance axée sur l’exportation et les travailleuse·eur·s à domicile vont probablement...


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Las industrias textiles en varios países africanos están a punto de incrementar sus exportaciones y es probable que lxs trabajadorxs en domicilio sean incluidxs, de alguna forma, en la cadena de valor. Por lo tanto, es...


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Local textile and garment industries in various African countries are poised for export-oriented growth and home-based workers are likely to be included somewhere along the value chain. Therefore, a strong home-based...