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Markets of Warwick Win Mayoral Award for Excellence

On December 7th 2012, the Markets of Warwick Committee and the informal trading community of WarwickMarkets of Warwick Junction in general—including Asiye eTafuleni—realized victorious closure to the year when the Markets of Warwick project received a Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the tourism category. This is just two and a half years and 3,200 visitors since the project started.AET 2012

HomeNet South Asia

HomeNet South Asia, home-based workers, South AsiaHomeNet South Asia was founded in 2000 following a successful regional dialogue with employers and governments leading to the Kathmandu Declaration. HomeNet South Asia is the sub-regional network of organizations of home-based workers.

WIEGO at UN-Habitat's 24th Session of the Governing Council

Sonia Dias presents at UNACLA 2013Sonia Dias, WIEGO's Waste Picker Sector Specialist, was invited to speak at UN-Habitat's 24th session of the Governing Council in April, 2013.

The Global Economic Crisis & the Urban Informal Economy

WIEGO and our partners in the Inclusive Cities Project conducted a rapid assessment of the impact of the crisis on the informal economy. During May, June and July 2009, individual and focus group interviews were conducted with home-based workers, street traders and waste pickers in 10 developing cities. 

International Co-operative Expo 2012

International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Expo 2012

WIEGO and four cooperatives with which we work participated in the 2012 Expo presented by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in Manchester, England. 

Global Trade Project: Analysis of Purchasing Practices in the Garment Industry

A project intitiated by WIEGO and involving several Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) members highlighted several issues endemic to the garment industry that drive poor working conditions at the lowest end of the value chain.garment worker

The WIEGO Network - Defining Features

WIEGO focuses on the concrete reality of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. We seek to integrate an informed understanding of this concrete reality into mainstream development thinking, policies and institutions.

- We draw on the distinct expertise of, and build effective alliances between, our three constituencies: