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الباعة الجائلين في الشارع المصري يهزمون التهميش بالنقابة

Cairo, 11 July 2016 — قد يعتبرهم البعض متنمرين ولا أحد يهتم لسماع شكواهم وحل قضاياهم اليومية لكسب عيشهم، إلا أنهم قرروا إنشاء نقابتهم للحصول على حقوقهم والعيش حياة كريمة.. اقرأ المزيد عن ذلك

"Não adianta querer matar o comércio de rua"

São Paulo, 8 julio 2016 — A prefeitura de São Paulo tentou proibir o comércio nas ruas da cidade até 2012, quando foi obrigada pela justiça a deixar que ambulantes legalizados continuassem a trabalhar. Desde então, nenhuma nova licença foi concedida, enquanto o número de trabalhadores informais não parou de crescer. Agora, uma associação de mulheres pressiona a prefeitura para acabar com a violência física e moral que sofrem cotidianamente. Leia mais.

Improving labor practices in the shrimp sector in Bangladesh

Dhaka, 7 July 2016 — The industry of shrimp cultivation, including processing, freezing, and exporting, is a major sector of the fisheries of Bangladesh. This country's exporting of shrimp contributes 3.78% in GDP, and the industry employs 60,000 people, who in turn support well over 3.5 million dependents. Interestingly, as high as 80 percent of the workers are female. Although the cultivation is done in regions surrounded with water (bodies/coastal regions), a major part of compilation, processing, and packaging for export is done in Dhaka. Similar to poor but improving working conditions in the garment sector, the working environment for the shrimp industry labor force has significant room for improvement. See more.

Menjangkau Kelompok Rentan

Jakarta, 6 July 2016 — Kelompok miskin urban mayoritas berada pada sektor informal yang menyebabkan mereka rentan terhadap gejolak ekonomi, sosial dan politik. Jaring pengaman sosial kerap menegasikan keberadaan mereka baik yang diberikan oleh pemerintah maupun swasta. Namun kini dengan skema asuransi yang baru melalui BPJS dari pemerintah, diharapkan akan lebih banyak kelompok di sektor informal mendapat keuntungan sosial. Baca lebih lanjut.

Waste pickers in Lagos benefit from slum households’ recyclables

Lagos, 5 July 2016 — As one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Lagos generates huge amounts of waste – all of which is transferred to dumpsites through private trucks or informal collectors known as waste pickers. Wecyclers has begun to incentivize slum households to improve the supply and quality of waste received by informal recyclers. See more.

Bangladeshi Garment Workers Get a Chance at an Education

Chittagong, 4 July 2016 — Asian University for Women's (AUW) Pathways to Promise program provides female garment workers an opportunity to switch their sewing machines for books and computers. See more.

In Bengaluru, it's pedestrians vs. street vendors

Bangalore, 1 July 2016 — In 2014, after the directive of Supreme Court of India, the Street Vendors (protection of livelihood and regulation of street vending) Act was passed. The guidelines recommend each local government frame rules for facilitating implementation. While the rules are yet to be finalized in Bengaluru, the street vendors have to endure persistent harassment and evictions. On the other hand, an initiative in a residential area of Bengaluru towards inclusive street design is a ray of hope. See more.

Eduarda La Rocque e seu pacto por um Rio melhor

Rio de Janeiro, 29 junio 2016 — Uma das principais especialistas em Gestão de Risco do país, Eduarda La Rocque está à frente do Pacto do Rio, uma parceria participativa, de gestão descentralizada, sem hierarquias e orgânica, que reúne seis segmentos da sociedade para promover o desenvolvimento sustentável do Rio de Janeiro – e, este mês, ela conversou com o URB.im sobre desenvolvimento sustentável na capital fluminense.Leia mais.

Qui hoạch thành phố hợp lí hơn từ những bước đi đầu tiên

Ho Chi Minh City, 24 tháng sáu 2016 — Với chuyên môn về xã hội học đô thị, Phát triển đô thị bền vững, Lịch sử đô thị, Văn hóa và văn minh đô thị, Dr Trương Hoàng Trương đã có những nghiên cứu quan trọng cho sự phát triển của thành phố Hồ Chí
Minh. Xem thêm.

Curitiba por Jaime Lerner

Curitiba, 23 junio 2016 — Na década de 1970, Jaime Lerner ajudou a incluir Curitiba nas listas de cidades mais inovadoras do mundo, especialmente em relação à mobilidade: foi ele quem implementou as primeiras vias exclusivas para os ônibus, origem da atual Rede Integrada de Transporte (RIT), construída a partir do conceito de Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Responsável por uma revolução urbana, o urbanista e arquiteto conversou com o URB.im sobre os novos rumos da capital paranaense e sobre como construir cidades mais igualitárias.Leia mais.