Advocating for Domestic Workers

Myrtle Witbooi, Pioneering Activist, Speaks

Cultivating Change

The story of coffee producer Jenipher Wettaka 

New: WIEGO's Workers' Lives Publication

Meet Choma Choma Nalushaka, a street barber in Durban, South Africa.

WIEGO Organization & Representation Database

Search for organizations of informal workers, or list yours in this database.


WIEGO is a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy.

Informal workers need voice, visibility and validity. WIEGO creates change by building capacity among informal worker organizations, expanding the knowledge base, and influencing local, national and international policies.

Meet WIEGO's Team

About the Informal Economy

The informal economy includes workers who do not have employment-based social protection and enterprises which are not incorporated or registered.

Visit WIEGO’s Knowledge Base on the Informal Economy