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In this interview, Gladys Mponda, Vice President of the Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS), talks about the value of organizing, the importance of R204 and the strength of women.
About the 67th Commission on the Status of Women The 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67), a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is happening from 6-17 March in a hybrid format with virtual parallel events. The main theme of...
Future opportunities and challenges for the Social and Solidarity Economy following the 2022 ILO “General Discussion” and its Action Plan
Date: Thursday, 23 February, 2023 Time: 8.00 EST / 14.00 CET Duration: 2 hours Language: English, Spanish, French and Russian (interpretation available) Register to attend! This webinar will discuss the future challenges for different social and solidarity economy (SSE) actors (civil society, trade...
Home-based workers in Pakistan’s Sindh province achieved a historic victory with legislation that gives approximately 5 million home-based workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively, social protection, and access dispute resolution mechanisms.
Date: Monday, 5 February, 2023 Duration: 2 days Ngalo Buwereza Organization (NBO) will host its first National Workshop in Kampala Kolping Hotel from February 5-7, 2023, bringing together 242 recruited members. Alongside NBO, WIEGO and HomeNet Africa will support the facilitation of the workshop...
In this interview, Angélique Kipulu Katani, founder and current General Secretary of the League for the Rights of Congolese Women (LDFC) reflects on 25 years of struggle for women who work in informal employment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Journey from “Factories in Homes” to Legal Recognition and Rights for Home-Based Workers in Pakistan
This brief discusses the struggle of home-based workers in Pakistan to realize the rights enshrined in the Sindh Home-Based Workers Act of 2018 – the first piece of legislation in South Asia solely for home-based workers. Key Points: Home-based workers in Pakistan organized for nearly two decades...
New Forms of Social Insurance: The Case Study of the TUC–UNIWA Informal Sector Pension Scheme in Ghana
The TUC–UNIWA Informal Sector Pension Scheme was established in Ghana in 2017 by the Union of Informal Workers Associations (UNIWA) as a registered as a voluntary group pension scheme with the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA). Despite its flexible contribution regime, the scheme has...
Economic Recovery Platform for Workers in Informal Employment in Mexico City WIEGO organized a dialogue on economic recovery for the informal workforce in Mexico City, moderated by the Centre for Civic Collaboration and with the participation of 45 workers in informal employment. The workers were...
In this interview, StreetNet International Coordinator Oksana Abboud talks about how and why street vendors became organized and her hopes for the world of work.
Videos / Slideshows / Audio
Millions of women work long hours, in dangerous conditions, for little pay. They are fighting for change, with the help of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Watch this video to learn how.
Workers Education/Organizing Materials
This manual helps street vendors learn more about the regulations that govern public space and how to defend the right to work in public space. It describes successful actions taken by street vendor organizations. And it offers information to help you organize and negotiate with local government.
WIEGO Working Papers
Mike Rogan reviews how informal workers are taxed, why there is growing interest in taxing them, and whether they should be included in the tax net.