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Between July and September 2022, StreetNet International, Cities Alliance and WIEGO interviewed Ukrainian women – most self-employed traders – to determine how the war is affecting women, their incomes and their well-being. Valentyna Korobka was one of these women.
The 2021-2022 Annual Report highlights the main achievements of WIEGO’s work and describes how WIEGO programmes support workers in informal employment. As WIEGO celebrates its 25th anniversary, it shows some global-level highlights along the way to a quarter-century and reflects on the road ahead.
Social Protection for Informal Workers: Trends and Changes - A Regional Approach to Universal Social Protection: the Case of the African Union Protocol
The AU Protocol is the culmination of a long process of struggle to extend universal social protection rights on the African continent. It recognizes social protection as an integral part of the development agenda. Civil society organizations, in particular the Africa Platform for Social Protection...
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...
WIEGO and the IDWF partnered to write this toolkit to support IDWF affiliates in their efforts to make C189 real for domestic workers. The toolkit is training manual for organizers on C189, which contains the following information: “Convention 189: what is it?”: a worker-friendly summary of the...
Master plans across the Global South tend to reflect Eurocentric, modernist city visions that are disconnected from the lived reality of most people, who live and work informally. In Delhi, previous master plans have been used to legally justify the displacement of poor communities from their homes...
The rhetoric of an easing COVID-19 pandemic obscures the array of occupational health and safety risks that the world’s informal workers still face and that have accumulated during the pandemic.
The Global Deal, in cooperation with Open Society Foundations, is organizing a virtual high-level conference in the afternoon of the 6th and 7th April 2022 on the critical role of essential workers in supporting economies, societies and businesses.
The 2020-2021 Annual Report highlights the main achievements of WIEGO’s work and shows how WIEGO programmes support different sectors of informal workers. It also zooms in on WIEGO's work together with organizations of informal workers during the pandemic.
11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. GMT This forum will provide insights on how sanitation workers’ needs regarding occupational health and safety can be drawn from surveys of informal workers done for the WIEGO-led COVID-19 Crisis on Cooperatives in Brazil and the Informal Economy 12-city study, as well as from...
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.