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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COVID-19 has laid bare the devastating effects of decades of under-investment in public health and care systems. WIEGO is joining the Global Day of Action for Care on 29 October 2020, calling on governments to invest in public health and care service...

In a webinar from WIEGO’s Workers´ Voices series, Nohra Padilla—leader of the Waste Pickers Association of Bogotá and ANR—shares with other workers the key milestones of the fight that won the waste pickers recognition as recycling public service...
En un seminario virtual de la serie La voz de las trabajadoras y trabajadores, Nohra Padilla, líder de la Asociación de Recicladores de Bogotá (ARB) y de la ANR, comparte con otros trabajadores los momentos clave de la lucha en la que ganaron el...