Access to public spaces is a crucial economic asset for the urban working poor, especially those who are informally employed. Yet it is also the setting of many forms of violence against workers who use public space to make a living. So what can governments do to help remove the conditions under which violence is perpetrated against people — especially women — who are trying to work their way out of poverty?
Sally Roever, WIEGO's International Coordinator, discusses how governments can work with informal workers to make the world of work a safer place.
Photo: Secondhand clothing vendor Bety Anoyi at her informal stall in Accra, Ghana. Credit: Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images Reportage