“The City We Want” Campaign launched in South Africa

StreetNet affiliate, Ubumbano Traders’ Alliance, together with members of SASEWA (South African Self-Employed Women’s Association), representatives of minibus-taxi drivers, conductors and washers, and Abahlali base Mjondolo shack dwellers’ organisation, launched “The City we Want” Campaign in Durban, on Wednesday, 9 March 2016.

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Greetings from StreetNet International Vice-President on the occasion of International Women`s Day

Juliana Braun Afari, StreetNet International Vice-President

As we celebrate International Women's Day, I bring you my sincere greetings from the StreetNet International as your Vice-President and a Board Member of the WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing).

We will continue to look after our home family and also to fight for our rights and our two organizations and all women throughout the world!

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Belarusian entrepreneurs are fighting for their rights, demanding the cancellation of the Decree № 222

Irina Yaskevich, Chairwoman of the Trade Union of Entrepreneurs "Together", an affiliate of the StreetNet International from Belarus, shared how entrepreneurs from Belarus are struggling for their rights to keep their jobs demanding the cancellation of the Decree № 222 "On regulation of entrepreneurship activity and the sale of goods by individual entrepreneurs and other physical entities".

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Xidmat-ISH educates youth of Azerbaijan on the drug addiction issue and its consequences

Recently, on February 19, 2016, Xidmat-ISH, StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan, held a training workshop for youth in Baku Business College on the theme "Fighting drug addiction."

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INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).

TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015)  by Ludovick Kazoka.

INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:

BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).

USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.

INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.

ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).

SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.

MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).

INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: Xenophobic Violence in KZN - 'This Is a Black Easter for Foreigners'.

SINGAPORE. Singapore street food: stewed, sliced and steamed - video.

USA. Street vendors press city to legalize their trade.

StreetNet International

StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.

Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.

The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies