Cooperatives meeting informal economy workers’ child care needs - A Joint ILO and WIEGO Initiative

International Labour Organization and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing 2018

April 2018

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Summary :

Cooperatives set up and run by workers in the informal economy are among the solutions in meeting women workers’ care needs, while also helping protect their labour rights. This report complements the ILO’s previous studies with cases from Brazil, India, and Guatemala on how informal economy workers’ organizations can mobilize through cooperatives to provide child care services to their members. The case studies highlight diverse forms of child care provision and outline the varied partnerships needed to implement and sustain child care services for informal economy workers.

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