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By
Leslie Vryenhoek, with Karin Pape and Rachel Moussié
When the 2019 International Labour Conference voted to adopt Convention 190 on Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (C190), it marked a victory for informal workers—especially women—whose organizations advocated tirelessly to ensure C190 addresses the realities of some of the world’s most vulnerable workers.

Globally, 2-billion people work in the informal economy. They are some of the most vulnerable workers in the world, and they are the new majority. This means that 61% of workers globally rely on work that offers little pay and few protections, and women are particularly at risk. 

Public policies and social protection schemes often do not consider these workers, leaving them vulnerable to income losses and struggling to cope after an event or shock. 

By
Jenna Harvey
Through a series of ambitious global commitments in recent years, governments across the world have signed on to build a more equitable and sustainable urban future.
By
Shalini Sinha

The recent proposal by the Delhi government to make public transportation free for women has been hailed as a way to improve women’s safety in the city. The idea is that group solidarity on buses and trains has the potential to reduce risks faced in individual rickshaws or by walking alone, especially at night in a city that has been seen as unsafe.

By
Sonia M. Dias, Ana Carolina Ogando

Los recicladores y recicladoras, a pesar de mantener limpias las ciudades se enfrentan a condiciones peligrosas y precarias que afectan a su salud. Su salud y bienestar se ven amenazados a diario. Mientras recolectan y seleccionan los residuos urbanos, quedan expuestos a materiales y condiciones nocivas en sus lugares de trabajo, entre otros problemas.