Tag: economic empowerment for women

IEMS Report on Home-Based Workers Sheds New Light on Informal Employment

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By Sally Roever The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) is the world’s first longitudinal study of informal employment that combines structured comparisons (of ten cities and three occupational sectors), rigorous qualitative and quantitative research, and collaboration between researchers and grassroots workers’ organizations. An initiative of WIEGO and the Inclusive Cities project, the IEMS examines the… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News, June 5 2012

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Bengladesh. Form bodies to curb labour unrest: B’desh RMG makers told. May 24, 2012.  Fibre2Fashion.  Bangladesh’s Labour and Employment Minister, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, has urged the readymade garment (RMG) manufacturers in the country to form “participation committees” at the factory-level to fight labour unrest. India. 80 child workers rescued after swoop. May 25, 2012.  The… Read more »

I Am Working Hard Just to Give a Better Future to My Children

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Today’s post features a story about home-based workers and our partner, HomeNet South Asia, from our series “Changing Cities, Changing Lives.” Home-based workers, the majority of whom are women, constitute an invisible workforce that numbers in the millions globally, but which has very little protection, representation or access to social security available to other workers… Read more »

Photo of the Week, May 16 2012

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This week’s photo of the week comes from Inclusive Cities partner SEWA Rachaita. According to Rachaita’s website, even though women do make up a significant population in the construction workforce, they are still marginalized.  Through training and other initiatives, Rachaita addresses these discrepancies:  Lack of skills needed by them for undertaking specialized construction jobs; Perceptions and… Read more »

From Labourer to Master Mason

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  This week’s Inclusive Cities success story comes from India, where SEWA training helpedworker Gangaben Vaniya, previously a poorly-paid labourer, become a successful business woman and teacher.  As the success story says, Gangaben Vaniya’s early story is similar to those of many other poor women in urban India –surviving in the informal sector with limited education and… Read more »