With lives and livelihoods governed by so many forces beyond their control, women coffee producers like Jenipher Wettaka know it takes more than a global movement to make lives and livelihoods better. It takes a cooperative spirit in their communities to cultivate change. This publication looks at...
Choma Choma Nalushaka made an arduous journey from war-torn Congo to South Africa—then waited years for his family to join him. He has established himself as a street barber in his new home in Durban, but the challenges of an informally-employed refugee are many.
From her Delhi home, Farida-ben embroiders garments for foreign retailers. Denied an education and other options, she has done this work since she was a girl. Today, her membership in the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and her involvement with an ethical, SEWA-based producer company have...
Connecticut College interviews two alumnae: Marty Chen, International Coordinator of WIEGO, and her mother, Barbara "Barry" Beach Alter, who spent 35 years as a missionary in India. Related information: Martha Chen's bio
A leader among headloaders in Ahmedabad's busy textile market, Shanta Bababahi Bhalerao knows firstand how belonging to the growing SEWA movement can help lift a worker's burdens. This publication is part of the WIEGO Workers' Lives Series .
Descrição resumida Este “Worker’s Lives” traça um perfil da camarada Albertina Mundlovo - uma líder na luta por justiça para os trabalhadores domésticos em Maputo, Moçambique. Uma cidade portuária no oceano Índico, muito próxima da África do Sul, Maputo é o maior centro econômico de Moçambique e...
Dona Maria Brás was a tireless force in helping Brazilian waste pickers overcome persecution and gain respect and security as members of cooperative ventures. This Workers' Lives article tells her story. This publication is part of the WIEGO Workers' Lives Series . Leer el boletín en español
Doña Maria Brás fue una fuerza incansable en la lucha de los recicladores en Brasil para superar la persecución y ganar respeto y seguridad como miembros de empresas cooperativas. Read the story in English.
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.
This brief provides waste picker organizations, policymakers and practitioners with information about waste-to-energy initiatives, and solid waste management models that are true to an inclusive, circular economy while being suited for local contexts and offering livelihood protection.
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.