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Durban Legal Victory

 

Photos Courtesy of Asiye eTafuleni

Focal Cities: Activities and Outcomes in Lima

Newspaper vendors in Peru

Since 2010, WIEGO has implemented several thematic initiatives in Lima, Peru, creating a critical mass of work on informal employment issues.

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 pl

Workers' Lives

The Workers' Lives Series is part of our Publication Series

Workers' Lives use descriptive profiles of individual workers to explore informal employment. The series illuminates, in different contexts, the living and working environments of informal workers and how they experience first-hand the impact of policies and organizing initiatives.

Waste Wise

Waste is Everyone’s Business!

Recyclers at workRecycling is one of the cheapest, fastest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Conceptual Framework for Social Protection for Informal Workers

A conceptual framework, developed in WIEGO’s early years, posed the core question that continues to drive the Social Protection Programme:

“Under what circumstances can which kind of workers in the informal economy (especially poorer working women) secure access to what core measures of provision, which can be incrementally improved upon in the future?”

Ligue pour le Droit de la Femme Congolaise (LDFC)

Ligue pour le Droit de la Femme Congolaise (LDFC)

The League for the Rights of Congolese Women (Ligue pour le Droit de la Femme Congolaise, LDFC) was founded in 1999. LDFC’s mission is to foster the promotion, protection and defense of the rights of women and girls, and their goals include the following:

WIEGO Institutional Members

Trade unions, cooperatives, and associations of informal workers that have been active in WIEGO are invited to become Institutional Members. As of July 2014, the following membership-based organizations of informal workers were Institutional Members of WIEGO. 

INTERNATIONAL

International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF)

WIEGO Turns 15: Born in Bellagio, 1997

WIEGO Turns 15: Born in Bellagio, 1997

Ten founders of WIEGO in Bellagio

In mid-April 1997, 10 specialists on the informal economy – a mix of practitioners, scholars, statisticians, and policymakers – met to plan a collaborative project in support of women workers and entrepreneurs in the informal economy.

The group consisted of:

About WIEGO

Home-Based Worker, Thailand

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing & Organizing (WIEGO) is a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. We believe all workers should have equal economic opportunities and rights.