STREETNET visit to Tunisia - Memorandum of understanding
Following the approval of the International Council of StreetNet, a group of three women, members of affiliated organisations in West African French countries, together with the organiser of StreetNet for the same region, paid a working visit to Tunisia from 27th of August to 1st of September 2012.
The program developed in collaboration with representatives of UNI-AFRICA MENA (Uniglobal Network International, Coordination Middle East and North Africa) and ISP (International Public Service) permitted the meeting and discussion with several officials and particularly the Secretary General of UGTT, the Women’s committees of UGTT, UNI-AFRICAMENA and ISP, and other organisations and associations defending women’s rights and human rights as well as the independent union of street vendors and a representative of the African Development Bank.
Malawi Union For Informal Sector(MUFIS) Marches in Solidarity for International Street Vendors Day
Malawi Union for Informal Sector with its membership and partners joined their friends in the world for the first time celebrating International Street Vendors Day in style under the theme of street vendors are workers with the same right to organisation, representation and social protection as other workers. They marched a distance of one kilometer to present petition to Chief Executive Officer of the City Council of Blantyre while songs were sung louder and clear. The petition was presented to the council and after that the council arranged a place in the Mayor`s Chamber where they could hear contains of the petition and it was read by president as follows:
KENASVIT members celebrates International Street Vendors Day by launching a clean-up campaign
KENASVIT affiliates celebrated International Street Vendors Day by launching a massive clean- up campaign. Over a hundred informal workers and traders cleaned up the streets and their trading areas. They also took the opportunity to bring awareness to their demands and bring awareness of their plight with local authorities.
Street vendors celebrate International Street Vendors Day and demand inclusive central legislation, representative voice and adequate social protection
NASVI to accelerate process of forming Asia level Alliance of Street Vendors
A large number of street vendors under the banner of the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) on Wednesday responded enthusiastically to the solidarity call of Durban based StreetNet International, a global collective of street vendor organizations working in Latin America, Africa and Asia, celebrating International Street Vendors Day in different cities and towns. NASVI announced that it would accelerate the process of forming an Asia level Alliance of Street Vendors to spearhead the street vendor movement in the continent.