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Asserting The Rights of Women in the Informal Economy

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Pambansang Kalipunan ng mga Manggagawang Impormal sa Pilipinas

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Philippines


$ 315,000
€ 300 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Rural Development

Type of Activity

Legal and Regulatory framework, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to establish collaborative efforts with like-minded civil society organisations to advance the rights and interests of women workers in the informal economy in the Philippines. PATAMABA has been focusing on advocacy and economic empowerment. PATAMABA has been lobbying to pass the Magna Carta for Workers in the Informal Economy (MACWIE) to protect the rights of the informal sector. With regard to economic empowerment, PATAMABA has been working towards the establishment of Trade Facilitation Center which aims to consolidate and organize marketing of products of their home-based women workers. The project is strengthening 24 local chapters in the provinces of Bataan, Zambales, and Pangasinan in setting up social protection mechanisms in their localities.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG17 - Partnership for The Goals

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Gender, Informal economy