Sonia M. Dias, Ana Carolina Ogando, Vanesa Castan-Broto, Juliana Gonçalves, Breno Cypriano
From rising temperatures to shifting work conditions, a new study highlights the vital role waste pickers play in managing urban waste and how they navigate the challenges of a changing climate in Brazil.
In this blog, we highlight statistics that make visible the size and significance of the domestic worker sector. Data from 155 countries and territories were used to examine domestic work worldwide and the findings are published in a new Statistical Brief, prepared jointly by WIEGO and the ILO.
The African Union recently adopted a Protocol on Social Protection, which is significant because it means that the African Union now has a single binding instrument that addresses a broad range of social-protection issues.
A delegation of workers at the recent ILC conference on Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy noted the importance of optimizing lessons from the experiences of cooperatives. Some examples of ways that informal workers use cooperatives can be seen in Argentina, Brazil, India and Nigeria,
India’s Street Vendor Protection Act was enacted after a long struggle and is widely lauded, yet a close look nearly a decade later shows its implementation is far from exemplary.
Waste pickers at the Mbeubeuss dumpsite have set up their own cooperative in an effort to be integrated into the new waste management model put forward by the government.