Livelihood Practices of Women in the Informal Economy: Forging Pathways Towards a Feminist Solidarity Economy

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Livelihood Practices of Women in the Informal Economy: Forging Pathways Towards a Feminist Solidarity Economy

by Nathalie Africa-Verceles, DSD

This research focuses on women in the informal economy, specifically self-employed/own-account micro-entrepreneurs and sub-contracted workers. Using three case studies, it investigated how livelihood projects which exemplify solidarity economics address and rectify the systematic subordination of women informal workers and build on their capacities for  solidarity.  It also identified the gaps that need to be bridged towards a more explicit feminist solidarity economy.