WIEGO’s Organization & Representation Programme Director, Jane Barrett, talks about the ILO’s Recommendation 204 on formalizing the informal economy and the progress South Africa has made that we can learn from.
The International Labour Conference (ILC) in 2019 adopted a historic instrument on Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. WIEGO's delegation at the ILC included networks of informal workers who advocated for the convention to include all workers.
Abstract: Informal employment represents more than half of nonagricultural employment in most developing regions, contributes to the overall economy, and provides pathways to reduction of poverty and inequality. Support to the informal economy should include the expansion of occupational health and...
Este documento de trabajo, el primero en la serie de WIEGO, proporciona una visión global de los debates sobre la definición, la teoría y las políticas sobre la economía informal. Este documento comienza con un resumen histórico del concepto del sector informal y los debates relacionados alrededor...
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.