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In many developing countries, high recycling rates (50-80%) can be credited to the informal sector. Johnston Doe explains how waste pickers in Accra's Kpone Landfill are taking action to ensure their contribution is recognized.
A survey undertaken in Accra, Ghana, investigated the main occupational health and access to healthcare challenges faced by market traders, street vendors and headload porters.
Waste pickers from Accra, Ghana, were surveyed to understand the main occupational health challenges and hazards they face. In total, 119 workers participated, 39 of them worked in landfill and 80 were street waste pickers; 54 were women, 62 men and three with no identified gender.
By Jenna Harvey “I want to see an eviction-free city. I want to see them [street vendors] having a right to the city, where no government, no official, will harass them. But we have to do it under a regulation, even though we want access in the city — we want to operate in the city — we also believe...
Créer un « espace public pour tous » : stratégies utiles à l’intention des vendeurs et vendeuses de rue
Par Jenna Harvey « Je veux voir une ville sans expulsions. Je veux les voir [vendeurs de rue] jouir du droit à la ville, où aucun gouvernement, aucun fonctionnaire, ne va les harceler. Mais nous devons le faire en vertu d’un règlement et, même si nous voulons avoir accès à la ville – nous voulons y...
A growing tax justice movement has been exposing the shadowy ways in which elites and large trans-national corporations often avoid paying their share of taxes — and the adverse effects this has on countries as a whole. For example, Oxfam has recently introduced a campaign to promote its Commitment...
By Carlin CarrAccra’s colorful, bustling markets run on the back-breaking labour of some of the city’s poorest and most vulnerable. Goods are shuttled from stall to stall or from delivery areas to individual vendors atop the heads of kayayei – women who do some of the most physically demanding work...
Accra, Ghana “Concerning the evictions we know we are a part of Accra, we pay taxes, some of us keep our receipts, we are doing our best but with evictions our policy makers don’t include us, they make their decisions without us and then come and chase us out. You will see ‘remove’ written on your...
From Lima to Bangkok, WIEGO Lays Out Strategy to Improve Conditions of Informal Workers in Six Target Cities
By Jenna Harvey It is morning rush hour in Bangkok and moto-taxi drivers ferry hurried commuters through stalled traffic. In Mexico City, shoe shiners line up outside office buildings, offering their services to professionals on their way to work. In Lima, parents walking their children to school...
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.