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In a ground-breaking decision for street vendors and other informal workers, the Constitutional Court of Uganda found the country’s vagrancy laws, which are often used to evict or arrest workers who work in public space, to be unconstitutional.
Efforts of Argentina’s Informal Waste Pickers to Finance Decent Work and Social Protection through Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation
Based on the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) framework, organizations of informal waste pickers in Argentina have drafted a law that seeks to address both environmental challenges related to the generation of inorganic waste and the lack of labour rights of workers in Argentina’s current...
Taking inspiration from India’s long experience with welfare boards, which provide social protection for self-employed workers and are generally financed by economic actors who benefit from their labour, informal workers’ organizations in Pune are exploring innovative approaches to forging...
Home-Based Workers' Access to Social Protection: Lessons Learned from the IDPoor Programme in Cambodia
This joint WIEGO and HomeNet Cambodia study adds to the limited research on home-based workers and their access to social-protection programmes in Cambodia. Home-based workers in Cambodia and their families face a wide range of occupational, environmental and health risks that can push them into...
In promoting a better urban future, the United Nations recently called for the sharing of transformative approaches to local action – what has worked to create “greener, more equitable and sustainable cities”. Here are five examples from the rich experiences of WIEGO and our partners.
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.
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...
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...
This brief explores the challenges that waste pickers face with EPR and offers ideas for developing more inclusive EPR systems, based on the participatory work of the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers.
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.