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Labour at Informal Work Economy (LIE) Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women`s DayAround one hundred female members from different affiliated organisations of the Labour at Informal Economy (LIE) joined to form a human chain at the front of Dhaka Press Club, Dhaka to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8 March. It coincided with the campaign theme “Eliminate Violence Against Working Women”

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The significance of International Women`s Day

International Women's Day International Women's Day

"International Women`s day" is celebrated on 8 March, and is a day of recognition of women as makers and their struggle for liberation and equality. During this day, we also re-affirm our commitment to self-employed workers to implement policies that are equal between women and men. FEDEVAL would like to strengthen the development of a social model that is more just and equal in rights, in employment and self-employment, in economic involvement and in society.

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Street Vendors Win!!!!

City Council Decreases Fines for Street Vendors

VAMOS Unidos and SVP members celebrate after passing of Intro. 434 VAMOS Unidos and SVP members celebrate after passing of Intro. 434
VAMOS Unidos and SVP members celebrate after passing of Intro. 434

After a coordinated effort between street vendor organisations; VAMOS Unidos and Street Vendor Project, the City Council voted to decrease certain street vendor fines from $1000 to $500. This is a monumental win, as it reverses most of Bloomberg`s hike of street vendor fines since 2006. Mayor Bloomberg increased the fines from $250 to $1000, which has led to undue burden on working families that work as street vendor across New York City. Bloomberg is expected to veto the bill. City Counsel has enough votes (44) to override the veto.

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Livingstone street vendors urged to cooperate with council to keep the city clean

Livingstone street vendors urged to cooperate with council to keep the city clean Government has appealed to street vendors and marketers in Livingstone to cooperate with the Livingstone City Council to keep the city clean, ahead of the United Nations World Tourism (UNWTO) General Assembly scheduled for August this year.

Local Government and Housing Minister Emerine Kabanshi made the appeal in Livingstone yesterday when she inspected selected developmental projects.Ms. Kabanshi advised against squabbles between marketers and street vendors in order to enable government to implement a uniform law for traders.

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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