Tag: informal workers

Informal Workers at WUF6 Call for More Inclusive Urban Planning Practices

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Informal Workers at World Urban Forum

An Inclusive Cities highlight this year was a trip to the UN’s World Urban Forum in September.  As part of the Inclusive Cities Delegation, informal workers had their voices heard.    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Informal Workers at WUF6 Call for More Inclusive Urban Planning Practices   Naples – September 4, 2012 – A delegation representing… Read more »

Trabajadores informales en el FUM6 hacen un llamado en favor de prácticas más inclusivas de planificación urbana

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Role of the Informal Workforce in Cities

PARA DIFUSIÓN INMEDIATA: Nápoles – 4 de septiembre, 2012 – Una delegación representando vendedores ambulantes y de mercado, trabajadores a domicilio y recicladores se encuentra en el Foro Urbano Mundial para llamar la atención sobre los beneficios de las ciudades inclusivas – aquellas ciudades que aprovechan el inmenso poder que tienen los trabajadores en el… Read more »

Informal Workers in Accra Make Their Voices Heard

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Informal Workers in Ghana Make Their Voices Heard

In Ghana, 2012 is an election year and informal workers are working hard to make their voices heard in the capital city of Accra. On the 14th of July the Ga-East Traders Union, an affiliate of the StreetNet Ghana Alliance, organized an event called “Raising the Profile of the Informal Economy in the 2012 Elections”… Read more »

Informal Economy Monitoring Study Launches

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Informal Economy Monitoring Study Peru

Recently, Inclusive Cities along with its global partners launched the Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) — a 3 year, 10 city study that will combine qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide an in-depth understanding of how three groups of urban informal workers – home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers – are affected by… Read more »

Cleaning Up the Workplace

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This week’s Inclusive Cities’ Changing Cites, Changing Lives story comes from Ghana, where informal workers experience a wide range of occupational hazards that can lead to injury and illness. Carrying heavy loads, working long hours in cramped and/or poorly lit areas, engaging in repetitive movements, and being exposed to dangerous chemicals are just a few… Read more »