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In this interview, HomeNet International Coordinator Janhavi Dave tells us of proud moments in the home-based workers’ movement and shares her thoughts on visibility in the sector.
The rights of “everyone” or “every worker” laid down in international law should be the bedrock for building more inclusive cities. Realizing health and safety in public workplaces will require the provision and maintenance of physical and other infrastructure. Street and market vendors need...
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.
A recently launched report by the World Bank that provides guidance on how to expand Social Protection for the Informal Economy in Africa and beyond, requires a response.
During the pandemic, when waste pickers face harassment, eviction, stigmatization and a decline in earnings, building connections has proven an important mental aid and critical survival strategy for many. On International Waste Pickers’ Day, we celebrate those connections.
WIEGO’s CataSaúde Viraliza project – an online capacity building course – was created in Brazil in 2020 as a response to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. An important goal was to create lasting connections during a time of isolation between organized and autonomous workers, as well as...
O projeto CataSaúde Viraliza da WIEGO – um curso de capacitação on-line – foi criado no Brasil em 2020 como uma resposta aos desafios da pandemia da COVID-19. Um objetivo importante foi o de criar conexões duradouras entre trabalhadores organizados e autônomos durante o tempo de isolamento, bem como...
2021 was another tough year for informal workers. The crisis is by no means over for them, so we're looking at what we have learnt from the pandemic in 2021, so that workers can be supported better in 2022.
À medida que a gente se aproxima do final de 2021, bilhões de pessoas têm sido vacinadas contra a COVID-19 – sendo a vacinação amplamente considerada como a saída dessa pandemia que continua prejudicando os meios de subsistência no mundo todo. Ainda assim, a estratosférica desigualdade na...
As we near the end of 2021, billions of people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 – widely regarded as the best way out of this pandemic, which continues to disrupt livelihoods around the world. Yet, massive global inequity in vaccine distribution means that many more, including a huge number of...
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.