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In this interview, Leonor Larraburu of the Unión de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de la Economía Popular (UTEP) in Argentina tells us about the most important achievements for the waste picking sector since the Movimiento de Trabajadores Excluidos, a precursor organization of UTEP, was formed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heeding the United Nations call to share transformative approaches to local action on World Cities Day, Focal Cities Coordinator Jenna Harvey talked to Shalini Sinha and Avi Majithia of WIEGO’s Focal Cities Delhi team about their work to advance a more just and inclusive “people’s plan” in Delhi’s...
In this interview, HomeNet International Coordinator Janhavi Dave tells us of proud moments in the home-based workers’ movement and shares her thoughts on visibility in the sector.
The hall was filled with official delegations, representatives and environmentalists, activists and organizers from more than 150 countries representing in the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5.2 in Nairobi, Kenya.
“We are the face of recycling in the world, we are the hands that clean the world, we are the real heroes of the planet and nothing you try to do without recyclers is going to 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.