No WUF for informal workers?

Inclusive Cities reports: “3 informal economy workers have been denied transit visas through Spain needed to make their way to Medellin, Colombia, where they were slated to speak at Inclusive Cities’ and WIEGO events during the World Urban Forum 7 from April 5-11.

The workers, who are women street vendors, home-based workers, and waste pickers from the prominent organizations The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and Kagad Kach Patra Kashtkari Panchayat (KKPKP)/SWaCH, have been approved for visas from the Colombian government. However, the Spanish Embassy in India has denied them visas to travel through the airport in Spain, citing that the workers do not have sufficient “financial health.”

See more here.


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