WIEGO Law Programme
- Title: Law and the Informal Economy Newsletter March 2017
- Resource Title: Law and the Informal Economy Newsletter March 2017
Law is essential to improving livelihoods and lives. Legal frameworks, however, are designed for the formal economy. Too often, laws fail to protect and support informal workers. Instead, legislation—and the way it is enforced—criminalizes informal workers’ livelihood activities.
Like all workers, informal workers need a regulatory framework that protects their rights and promotes a climate of stability and security.
In 2016, WIEGO launched its Programme on Law and the Informal Economy to address these challenges. This is the first newsletter of WIEGO's Law Programme.
Informal Economy Theme
The Journey from “Factories in Homes” to Legal Recognition and Rights for Home-Based Workers in Pakistan
Zehra Khan, Krithika Dinesh
WIEGO Resource Documents
New Forms of Social Insurance: The Case Study of the TUC–UNIWA Informal Sector Pension Scheme in Ghana
Iswarya Priya Jagannathan
Taylor Cass Talbott, Pinky Chandran, Cecilia Allen, Lakshmi Narayan, Owusu Boampong
Social Movement Lawyering: A Reflection on the Nature of Law and Lawyering Through the Lens of Informal Workers
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