Resources listed here from WIEGO are FREE to download and share.
For Domestic Workers' Organizations
WIEGO and the IDWF partnered to write this toolkit to support IDWF affiliates in their efforts to make C189 real for domestic workers.
For Street Vendors
Working in Public Space: A Manual for Street Vendors is meant to help readers to:
- Reflect about what it means to be a street vendor working in public space, the contributions you make and the challenges you face.
- Get informed about the purpose of 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.
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 (also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish)
- Recruiting Informal Workers into Democratic Workers’ Organisations (ICC1)
- Building and Maintaining a Democratic Organisation of Informal Workers (ICC2)
- Handling the Day-To-Day Problems of Informal Workers (ICC3)
- Collective Negotiations for Informal Workers (ICC4)
- Handling Disputes between Informal Workers and those in Power (ICC5)
- Collective Action for Informal Workers (ICC6)
Advocacy Tools and Publications
- We Are Workers, Too! by Celia Mather - resource manual for home-based workers
- Tools for Advocacy: Social Protection for Informal Workers by Francie Lund and Jillian Nicholson
- Promoting the ILO Home Work Convention (C177) and the Rights of Homeworkers: A Manual for Workers’ Educators and Facilitators by Dave Spooner and Celia Mather
- WIEGO Network Platform: Transitioning from the Informal to the Formal Economy in the Interest of Workers in the Informal Economy
Child Care Campaign
- Find Child care campaign materials in multiple languages to use in your advocacy work
- Refusing to be Cast Aside: Waste Pickers Organising Around the World (Melanie Samson)
- Options for Organizing Waste Pickers in South Africa by Jan Theron
- Organizing Reclaimers in Tshwane, South Africa: Lessons from the Top Down and Bottom Up Experiences by Melanie Samson
- "Yes, We Did It!": How the World's Domestic Workers Won Their International Rights and Recognition by Celia Mather
Training Manuals: Developing Leadership and Business Skills for Informal Women Workers in Fair Trade
- Introduction & Training Module 1: Understanding Gender and Employment Relations
- Training Module 2: Understanding Women's Economic and Social Contribution to Effective Poverty Reduction
- Training Module 3: Promoting Democratic Participation and Accountability
- Training Module 4: Enhancing Financial and Business Management Skills
- Training Module 5: Understanding the Market
- Training Module 6: Quality Management Systems
- Training Module 7: Improving Innovation and Production Techniques
- SEWA Academy produces materials and arranges exposure visits on organizing MBOs based on the SEWA experience.
- Visit Building Organizations on the Inclusive Cities website.
- The International Domestic Workers' Federation has a Resources section.
- StreetNet International's Organising Strategies web page offers resources.
- Worker resource by DVV International: Re-making the World
- ITUC, 2011, Decent Work, Decent Life for Domestic Workers