Tag: home-based workers

Home-Based Worker News 13 April 2014

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Home-based workers

(English) NEPAL. Creative couturiers. The Himalayan Times (11 April 2014). From ethnic wear to Western influences, fruit salads (look out for this word in our ‘ramp vocab’) to bridal wears, inspirations like the spring season being translated to diaphanous visions to water dreams, the Week will be an amalgamation of the best that our designers have… Read more »

Home-Based Workers 30 March 2014

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Home-based workers

(English) GLOBAL. Main challenges of organising vulnerable workers. IOL (28 March 2014) by Pat Horn. All workers are vulnerable. Workers are vulnerable to dismissal, to bad health and safety conditions, and to pay that does not meet their needs. That is why all workers need trade unions. PAKISTAN. Home based workers call for amendment in social security… Read more »

Inclusive Cities for Informal Workers

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by Martha Chen, International Coordinator, WIEGO Network In most developing countries, well over half of the urban workforce is informal.[1]  Yet informal workers  – and their livelihoods – tend to be ignored or excluded in city planning and local economic development.  No amount of social or financial inclusion can make up for exclusion from city… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 2 March 2014

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(English) NIGERIA. Revisiting SEC’s Drive for Women’s Economic Empowerment. This Day Live (16 March 2014). In a manner that is quite unprecedented, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has intensified its drive to boost the economic empowerment of women in a move aimed at enabling financial inclusion, poverty reduction and deepening of the nation’s capital market,… Read more »

Women Inspiring Change in the Informal Economy

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By Megan McLeod In the informal economy, inspiring change (the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8th) means starting with the women who face myriad challenges every day as they strive to feed their families. It often means proving the value of their work, not only to municipalities and general public, but… Read more »