Chronicles of a Fight for Inclusion: Waste Pickers in the Garbage Crisis, Colombia

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  • Title: Chronicles of a Fight for Inclusion (Number 1) - Waste Pickers in the Garbage Crisis, December 2011
  • Organization/ Company Name: WIEGO
  • Video / Slideshows Title: Chronicles of a Fight for Inclusion (Number 1) - Waste Pickers in the Garbage Crisis, December 2011

This video shows organized waste pickers promptly taking action to reduce the impact of the garbage crisis in Bogota and giving an account of the series of unfortunate events and bad decisions that led to it. They also share their struggles and victories throughout time to secure their rights and livelihoods (including the Constitutional Court´s ruling granting them the right to tender for public bids and to be remunerated for their services).

 

In doing so, they demonstrate their capacity to provide efficient and quality services to the city´s waste management system. “Downtown Bogota has not been this clean in 20 years.”

 

Video is in Spanish with English subtitles.

 

This video is the first in a series, "Chronicles of a Fight for Inclusion."

This series of audiovisual materials seeks to record and provide information about the process of inclusion of waste pickers into the waste management system in Bogota at the local level, and in Colombia at the national level.

 

It includes short videos —with information on waste pickers´ situation and their claims, as well as education materials— that WIEGO has produced to disseminate how this process of inclusion has taken place in order to reach out to every municipality in Colombia and to all waste pickers in the world interested in knowing more about this experience.

 

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