Women in Informal Employment
In 2013, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) produced toolkit on Learning and Working in the Informal Economy with a focus on skills development in the and for the informal economy. Marty Chen, WIEGO International Coordinator, wrote a piece for the Toolkit on which focused on the skills needed by four groups of women informal workers – domestic workers, home-based workers, street vendors and waste pickers. She highlighted the sector-specific skills required by each group of informal workers – including technical and business skills – and the common skills required by all groups in order to be able to negotiate and influence the wider environment that impacts their work – namely, leadership, advocacy and collective bargaining.
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