Social Protection

January, 2015 WIEGO. WIEGO Project: Occupational Health & Safety in the Informal Economy

Ghana Government advised to regularise informal trade Citi FM Online . (21 September 2014)

Stakeholders working to improve conditions in the informal sector have advised the government and city authorities to institute pragmatic steps to standardize informal trading and protect the traders from occupational and health hazards.

September, 2014 Discover the ILO's resources on domestic work - Social protection and formalization.
Lund, Francie. November, 2014 Francie Lund Explains Why the OHS Project.

Bangladesh Social protection for marginal workers stressed The Financial Express . (22 December 2014)

A two day-long meeting on social protection for marginal workers was held in the city's BRAC Inn aimed at understanding the marginalised workers in the region.

By OSHE, .

Marginalised Workers in South Asia demand Transformative Social Protection.

For more information, please contact Repon Chowdhury, Bangladesh Occupational safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE), E-mail:

Health Policy Dialogue, Thailand, 2012

A number of countries have introduced significant national policy reforms to extend health coverage, with one specific objective being to include informal workers. Ghana, India and Thailand are the best known. In January 2012, WIEGO and HomeNet Thailand co-hosted a Health Policy Dialogue in Bangkok, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

The dialogue focused on whether and how informal workers have been included. Questions addressed were:

Mexico Mexico Lacks a Health System for Informal Workers Telesur . (12 September 2014)

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) concluded Friday that Mexico needs to implement an occupational health system that guarantees a social safety net for people working in the informal sector.

Indonesia Female Workers Need Protection, Says WIEGO Jakarta Post . (15 November 2014)
By Muryanto, Bambang.

The majority of workers in developing countries, such as Indonesia, work in the informal sector, mostly women who have yet to receive their proper rights, says an international female rights activist. 

Rockefeller Health Prototype Meeting

November 5, 2014 - November 6, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand

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