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WIEGO enews - June 2011

Covering the period July 2010–June 2011

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WIEGO enews - February 2013

Covering the period July–December 2012

WIEGO e-News January-June 2012

 

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Case Study: Women Cocoa Farmers in Ghana

Gaining Confidence, Visibility and Economic Opportunities: A 15 Year Perspective of the  Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union, Fair Trade and Women Cocoa Farmers (1)

Accra Street Traders Make Their Concerns Heard by Municipal Officials

In March 2013, a Policy Dialogue was held in Accra, Ghana between informal street traders and officials from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the Ga East Municipal Assembly. Facilitated by WIEGO, the policy dialogue centred on the theme Ensuring Optimal Involvement of the Urban Informal Sector in National Economic Development. It was deemed a success in bringing the traders’ concerns to the attention of the authorities and sparking opportunities to engage further.

World Urban Forum 6: Inclusive Cities = Sustainable and Vibrant Cities

Heliodora, a Street Vendor from New York City, was a delegate at this year's World Urban ForumWIEGO and Inclusive Cities delegates attended the World Urban Forum 6 in Naples, Italy 1-7 September 2012, to deliver an important message to urban officials and planners: including informal workers in municipal

Informality, Poverty & Growth: Labour Markets In China & India

Research Design Workshop, April, 2007, Harvard University

Hosted by Asia Center, Harvard University

Documenting Policy & Organizational Practice

Work completed so far has focused on three sector groups: waste pickers, street traders and home-based workers. This work is largely driven by WIEGO’s sector specialists: Sonia Dias, Sally Roever, and Shalini Sinha.

Association of Home-Based Workers, Bulgaria (AHBW)

The Association of Home-Based Workers was registered in Bulgaria in 2002. In its work in support of Home-Based Workers, AHBW participates in a variety of organizing, advocacy and educational activities. One of AHBW’s main activities is organizing awareness events for home-based workers and others. They also do research and work on improving qualifications of unemployed people and home-based workers. AHBW also hosts workshops and conferences in Bulgaria; to date WIEGO has participated in at least three of these workshops.

WIEGO: 15 Years of Achievements

In April 1997, a group of 10 activists, scholars, researchers, and development professionals who had long worked on the informal economy met in Bellagio, Italy, where they created a project they called “Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing” – WIEGO, for short.