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Make Social Protection accessible in the informal sector

Betty Iyamuremye

As the world prepares to commemorate the World Women’s Day 2019, under the theme “Empowering women through innovative approaches to social protection; a prerequisite for inclusive and sustainable development”, it critical to note that the labour force in the informal sector stands at 90%, according to the Uganda National Household Survey, 2016/17 in Uganda.

By Betty Iyamuremye

Recently, the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) took a bold bearing and cancelled the operations of three companies and suspended seven licenses of external labour recruitment agencies after having perpetually failed to meet the guidelines for externalisation of as aligned to the national legislative framework and the international labour and migration standards.  

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Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a National Civil Society Organization that was founded in the year 2000. PLA is focused on promoting and protecting the rights of vulnerable and marginalized workers through empowerment of communities and individuals in Uganda.

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