Worker Education & Advocacy Materials

COVID-19: Safety, prevention and advocacy resources

For Domestic Workers' Organizations

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Your Toolkit on ILO Convention 189 - The Domestic Workers Convention

WIEGO and the IDWF partnered to write this toolkit to support IDWF affiliates in their efforts to make C189 real for domestic workers.

Also available in Français and Português (Swahili forthcoming).

For Street Vendors

Working in Public Space: A Manual for Street Vendors is meant to help readers to:

  • Reflect on what it means to be a street vendor working in public space, the contributions you make and the challenges you face.
  • Get informed about regulations, the arguments you can use to defend the right to work in public space, and the actions other street vendor organizations have taken.
  • Get organized. Join up with an existing organization or help organize a new one. When you are strong and ready, approach your local government and negotiate for the changes you want to see.

For Homeworkers

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How Homeworkers Can Use the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector (PDF)

This 2020 guide explains the OECD Guidelines for Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs) and MNEs’ responsibilities to workers in their supply chains. It contains provisions that relate specifically to homeworkers. This guidebook explains how the complaints process works, with examples, and suggests how homeworkers' organizations might use the OECD Guidance as part of their advocacy strategies to secure decent work for homeworkers.

The Only School We Have - Organizing Experiences from Across the Informal Economy

The Only School We Have: Learning from Organizing Experiences Across the Informal Economy (also available in Spanish) is a guidebook for building membership-based organizations. Success stories from around the world highlight the importance of mobilizing workers.

Organizing in the Informal Economy

Six booklets are available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian:

Child Care Campaign

  • Find Child care campaign materials in multiple languages to use in your advocacy work

Advocacy Tools and Publications

Case Studies

Training Manuals: Developing Leadership and Business Skills for Informal Women Workers in Fair Trade

Other Sources

Informal Economy Topic
Informal Economy Theme