Marty Chen's PowerPoint presentation to Spanish civil society leaders as part of a Global Civil Society Seminar organized by the Harvard Kennedy School and the Rafael del Pino Foundation of Spain in September 2019.
In much of our work, WIEGO focuses on specific sectors or groups of informal workers, notably: domestic workers, home-based producers, street vendors, and waste pickers. All of our programmes are designed to help build the voice, visibility and validity of these specific groups of workers.
The Penn Institute for Urban Research (PennIUR) and Perry World House, two globally renowned research centres at the University of Pennsylvania, organized a Round-table on Urban Informality entitled “Informality as a Way of Life: Challenges to Sustainable Urban Development” on 24 April 2019.
The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) has organised a panel discussion around the theme, Promoting Rights-based Social Protection Policies for Gender Equality: A Prerequisite for Social Justice and Sustainable Development. The panel which features experts from international organisations, and...
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.