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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.
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...
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...
These guidelines and standards for day-care centres in and around markets in Ghana were developed through the collaborative efforts of a reference group comprising parents of children in market-based day-care centres at Makola and Ga East, representatives of informal-trader organizations, child-care...
SEWA Sangini Cooperative: Providing Child Care for Women Informal Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic in India
The SEWA Sangini Cooperative provides child-care services for SEWA members – all women workers in informal employment – through 11 centres across Ahmedabad, India. This case study documents how the cooperative responded to COVID-19 through community outreach and adapted child-care services to...
A delegation of workers at the recent ILC conference on Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy noted the importance of optimizing lessons from the experiences of cooperatives. Some examples of ways that informal workers use cooperatives can be seen in Argentina, Brazil, India and Nigeria,
COVID-19 Crisis and the Informal Economy Policy Insights No. 9 Key findings and policy recommendations pertaining to waste pickers based on research undertaken as part of the COVID-19 Crisis and the Informal Economy study.
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.
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.