Street Vendors

A Union for All: Dar es Salaam’s Mchikichini market vendors join hands with formal workers in model solidarity

November 4, 2016

By Carlin Carr

WIEGO’s newly appointed Organizing and Representation Director Jane Barrett recently returned...

Topics: Organizing

"Be Safe With Us": How Durban Market Traders Collaborated with Officials to Improve Workplace Safety

July 13, 2016

By Carlin Carr

Durban’s busy downtown market, Warwick...

Five Women Informal Workers Share Their Challenges in Accessing Health Services

April 27, 2016

The poor face many challenges in accessing health services. However, argues Laura Alfers, WIEGO’s Deputy Director of...

The People’s Economy and the Future of Cities

Sally Roever, February 22, 2016

Revaben and her husband Narsingbhai sell vegetables from the sidewalk along one of eight new model roads in...

Topics: Cities

How a New Kind of “Modern” Urban Development Can Include Street Vendors

November 11, 2015

By Victoria Okoye, Urban Advocacy Specialist, WIEGO

In Accra, there exists a perpetual tension between the...

Topics: Livelihoods

Cómo un nuevo tipo de desarrollo urbano "moderno" puede incluir a los vendedores ambulantes

November 11, 2015

Por Victoria Okoye

En Accra, existe una tensión permanente entre los comerciantes ambulantes de la ciudad que...

Topics: Livelihoods

A Durban Street Vendor Wins Precedent-Setting Victory in Court

July 20, 2015

John Makwicana sells shoes and sandals in Durban’s inner-city transport inter-change Warwick...

Topics: Law

Seis mitos sobre las estadísticas de la economía informal

Joann Vanek, May 4, 2015

Los mitos abundan en el campo de las estadísticas de la economía informal y van desde nociones de “no hay...

Topics: Statistics

Six Myths about Informal Economy Statistics

Joann Vanek, May 3, 2015

Myths abound in the field of informal employment statistics—from ‘there are none’ to ‘they don’t tell us anything.’...

Topics: Statistics

Glass Ceilings and Concrete Floors: Measuring Progress in Women's Employment

Martha (Marty) Chen, May 1, 2015

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Fourth UN World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995. To mark...

Topics: Livelihoods
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