According to the ILO, about 30 % of the world's domestic workers are employed in countries where they are completely excluded from national labour laws, including weekly rest days, limits to hours of work, minimum wage coverage, and overtime pay.
WIEGO (Women in Informal Economy Globalizing and Organizing) provides strong support to IDWF and was there to provide support at this event.
Representatives of 48 domestic workers organizations in 39 countries will meet in Montevideo, Uruguay from October 26-28 for the Founding Congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation. WIEGO (Women in Informal Economy Globalizing and Organizing) provides strong support to IDWF and was there to provide support at this event.
Between now and the end of the year, St. John’s-based writer and consultant Leslie Vryenhoek is set to travel to Uruguay, Peru, Uganda and Kenya — all as part of her work with Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO).
This Friday on Al Jazeera’s global talk show South 2 North, Redi Tlhabi chats about waste with Kenyan Cecilia Njenga, head of United Nations Environmental Programme; Canadian Melanie Samson, African waste sector specialist at WIEGO and post-doctoral fellow at The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI); and South African Jason Drew, environmental capitalist and co-founder of AgriProtein.
The Rockefeller Foundation has selected 10 Winners of the 2013 Centennial Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in search of solutions that improve livelihoods for poor or vulnerable workers in the world's informal economies – the business enterprises and jobs that exist partially or completely outside of government regulation.
WIEGO was one of the recipients. Learn more about WIEGO's OHS project that was chosen by the Rockefeller Foundation.