Call for solidarity for Street Vendors in Lima, Peru
Street vendors in Peru are being persecuted. We have not received any pronouncements about what is currently happening with the workers of the popular street trade in the surroundings of Lima - Peru, why, no one sympathises with the misfortune of those citizens who are being brutally abused, homeless and have their goods confiscated (theft), just for the "crime" of working as do all human beings to survive; it is difficult and banned from working in Peru why states are silent in defence of labour and social rights of these workers?. The 85% of this sector of workers in Peru are women, abandoned mothers, single mothers, elderly women and differently abled (disabled).
SADC People`s Summit - Zimbabwe
Informal Economy Platform
The Southern Africa Crossboarder Traders Association (SACBTA), Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA), who also represents informal traders in the SADC Region under Streetnet International, National Crossboarder and Domestic Traders Association (NCBDTA), Habbakuk Trust participated in the SADC People`s Summit on the 15-16 August 2014 at Bulawayo Harare, Zimbabwe
Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending Act in force, but vendors live in fear
NEW DELHI - India: A policeman enjoying golgappas on a TV commercial and paying the vendor caught the attention of many. Two reasons the policeman didn`t evict the street vendor, and he even paid him. The ad, which was about passing of the Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending Act by the Congress party, had given them courage to imagine a life minus harassment and exploitation.
National Women`s Day - South Africa
"If you strike a woman, you strike a rock"
Every year on the 9th August, Women`s Day is celebrated in South Africa. It is a public holiday that has been established to pay homage to the women of our nation and those who fought tirelessly against the tyranny of the Apartheid government.
On 9 August 1956, the Federation of South African Women organised a mass demonstration against the imposition of pass laws on women in South Africa. More than 20,000 women, led by Lilian Ngoyi (a trade unionist and political activist), Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu, and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn, took part in the multi-racial march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, to deliver a petition to the Prime Minister JG Strijdom