GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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Alliance of Indian Wastepickers (AIW)

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Primary information

Registered in
2005
Language
English
Number of groups
35
Type of members
Members are waste picker organizations
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Alliance
Organizational Reach
National
Workplace of members
Door to door, Dumpsite, Landfill, Street
Objectives
Recognition of waste pickers, improve waste picker living conditions, job creation, demand provision of Government funded Social Security
Women composition
Majority women

Benefits

Services


Complementary Information

Information Source
WORD 15/09/2010

Comments / Narrative

Came together in 2005. With new municipal rules,some municipalities have extended recognition to waste pickers. In other cases, in their haste to comply with rules have adopted methods of waste collection that have displaced waste pickers. The Alliance demands: waste pickers to be integrated into systems of door to door collection: measures should be taken to enhance and expand livelihoods and employment: provision for social security should be made in budgets of urban Local governments and state governments.