Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

For General Operating Support

Overview
This grant will support Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing’s (WIEGO’s) organizational priorities during the grant period, including program planning and coordination to support representation of membership-based organizations in policymaking bodies; develop statistics on the informal economy; address laws and regulations that disadvantage and penalize informal workers; and develop research and advocacy with organizations of informal workers to engage in debates such as social protection and urban policies. During the grant period, WIEGO also expects to strengthen its communications strategy, fill key staff positions, and update its membership and network systems.
About the Grantee
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wiego.org 
Address
521 Royal Exchange, Manchester, M2 7EN, United Kingdom
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for general operating support  
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is a global network focused on empowering the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy to secure their livelihoods. It promotes change by improving statistics and expanding knowledge on the informal economy, building networks and capacity among informal worker organizations and, jointly with those networks and organizations, influencing local, national, and international policies. WIEGO engages in a set of crosscutting activities such as developing training materials and carrying out workshops and training courses; supporting its networks and affiliates through convenings and exchanges; carrying out local, national, regional, and global advocacy campaigns; and undertaking and publishing research. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)
for general operating support  
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is a global action-research-policy network that seeks to improve the status of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. WIEGO’s five core programs include: Organization and Representation, Statistics, Law, Social Protection, and Urban Policies. WIEGO engages in a set of cross-cutting activities such as developing training materials and carrying out workshops and training courses; supporting its networks and affiliates through convenings and exchanges; carrying out local, regional, and global advocacy campaigns; and undertaking and publishing research. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)
for general operating support  
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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