StreetNet President Mr Oscar Silva invited to participate as a guest speaker at the “First International Social Responsibility Congress” in Argentina
StreetNet President, Mr Oscar Silva was invited as guest speaker at the “First International Social Responsibility Congress” This will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, later this year in October. Mr Silva would be expected to participate as a speaker at the Congress, on the 15 October, in the panel discussion titled: “Decent work and responsible management”. The hosts were quoted as saying that they consider the Presidents’ contribution to this complex issue invaluable. They also added that a serious and creative approach is increasingly necessary to address these concerns.
Street vendors prepare back up plan in Jakarta
As the Jakarta administration is urging all street vendors in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, to move into Block G of Tanah Abang market, at least 150 vendors have registered themselves to city-owned market developer PD Pasar Jaya, according to an executive.
Finance director of PD Pasar Jaya Warno said on Tuesday that his firm had provided 1,060 stalls in the second and third floors of Block G to accommodate around 785 street vendors in Tanah Abang. "Some of the street vendors have registered to occupy stalls at the block since July 16," he said. "However, we are prioritising vendors with Jakarta ID cards."
Send thousands of postcards to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for passage of Street Vendors Bill in monsoon session
National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) calls upon all its member organisations, friends, supporters and well wishers to send postcards to the Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi for introduction and passage of the much awaited Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill in the monsoon session of the parliament.
The union cabinet has already approved the revamped Bill. There should not be any further delay in introducing and passing it. Inclusive central legislation is critical, as it would check the growing victimisation of street vendors across cities and towns by the municipal authorities and the police forces.
StreetNet Welcomes SEWA during their Field Visit to South Africa
StreetNet International welcomed their affiliate SEWA (Self – Employed Women’s Association) during their field visit to Durban from the 14-19 August. They have also been to Johannesburg. SEWA, an organisation based in India has been selected by the Government of India for the implementation of a project called “Strengthening African People’s Organisations and NGOs.” where five countries are selected in Africa. South Africa is one of the countries nominated.
The Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a union of almost 1.8 million women workers from the informal economy. Founded in 1972 by Ela Bhatt, a labour lawyer and organiser, it has grown from a few thousand women in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, into a national and international movement of self-employed women workers.