Philippine Informals’ Network for Advocacy Support (PINAS)
This advocacy-support network of informals will share best practices in organizing as well as information on sectoral issues. These will be processed by an ex-oficio Secretariat composed of public information officers in informal sector and informalized labor organizations, that will then coordinate with EILER – acting as a communication center – for eventual projection of these issues and information nationally and abroad.
Through this network, international linkages with other organization of informals may be channelled to encourage productive exchanges on organizing methods and informal sector concerns. It will also provide support services such as researches on informals, issue primers, organizing monographs, education materials, a website for open publication of related literature on informals, organizing skills trainings and fund-sourcing for informals’ projects.
Kababaihan sa Komunidad Para sa Disenteng Trabaho
This advocacy-support network seeks to empower informal women workers and amplify their call for decent work through advocacy and leadership training at the community level. It provides a venue where women informal workers can consolidate their voices for regular and decent jobs, for higher wages, and for the scrapping of policies promoting gender-based discrimination at work and in the community.
Understanding the multi-dimensional vulnerabilities of women workers in the informal sector is key to to identifying and effectively addressing issues affecting informal women workers in the social, economic and political spheres. Through this network, organizing and leadership capacity will help women workers improve their economic self-reliance, promote workers’ rights, and expand women’s participation in the alleviation of poverty.