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In this edition, we look at how climate change impacts people who live and work in poor communities. We also discuss Just Transition – what it means...

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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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Renana Jhabvala, co-founder of SEWA and former chair of WIEGO, talks about the historical relationship between both organizations, and the positive impact that collecting data and statistics has had on women’s work in India and beyond.

Aditya Vyas, Treasurer for the Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP), talks about the victories of the waste pickers in Pune and the impact on the sector of the Global Plastics Treaty.

Happy New Year to one and all. May the year ahead bring us the peace, hope and unity we need to overcome these tumultuous times and the grave global challenges before us.