Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

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Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) works to improve the status of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. WIEGO is a global research and policy network comprised of more than 30 membership-based organizations of informal workers and about 150 development professionals. WIEGO seeks to increase the voice of the working poor by supporting and strengthening membership-based organizations to gain representation in policymaking bodies. It advances the visibility of informal employment and economy by conducting policy-relevant research and improving official statistics. It also promotes recognition of informal workers as legitimate economic agents.
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wiego.org 
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521 Royal Exchange
Manchester, M2 7EN United Kingdom
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This core grant would enable Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) to improve the status of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. WIEGO is a global action-research-policy network comprised of more than thirty membership-based organizations of informal workers and about 150 development professionals. WIEGO seeks to increase (1) the voice of the working poor by supporting and strengthening membership-based organizations to gain representation in policymaking bodies, (2) the visibility of informal employment and economy by conducting policy-relevant research and improving official statistics, and (3) the validity of informal workers by promoting their recognition as legitimate economic agents.

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