Tag: urban and rural poverty

Waste Picker News, April 13 2012

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ESPAÑOL ARGENTINA. “Dos empresarias europeas se unen en un proyecto para dignificar la vida de los cartoneros.” Entre Ríos (2 abril 2012).  Las empresarias suizas Katrin Kuemin y Renata Jacobs anunciaron la puesta en marcha de una organización social sin fines de lucro que tendrá como objetivo central la educación, la atención sanitaria y el… Read more »

Women Benefit from Fair Trade: Part II

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Today we continue highlight of publications that demonstrate in tangible terms how much women can benefit from Fair Trade with publications from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and India.  from Women Organizing for Fair Trade in Tanzania: “Tuna weze! (Yes we can!) It is far better for us to work together than separately. We share our experiences… Read more »

Waste Picker News, March 29 2012

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urban inclusion, waste pickers, social justice, social inclusion

  PORTUGUÊS BRASIL. “Sem sistema estruturado, grupo de 4 mil pessoas sustenta a reciclagem no Rio.” O Globo (19 março 2012). O catador é hoje o principal agente do precário sistema de reciclagem no Rio. Se, no Brasil, o peso dessa mão de obra informal é imenso na cadeia do reaproveitamento dos resíduos, em países europeus… Read more »

We are Workers Too!

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  Did you know there are 100 million people working from their homes in countries both rich and poor throughout the world?  Did you know many home-based workers experience the lowest wages and highest degrees of poverty?   That the majority of home-based workers are women?  Today’s feature publication, We are Workers Too: Organizing Home-Based Workers in… Read more »