Support needed for the repressed Mayan communities and authorities of Totonicapán
The national and international community, the Guatemalan Association of Mayors and Indigenous Authorities (AGAAI) declare our complete rejection of the actions of the government in turn, against Mayan communities and authorities of Totonicapán, who conducted a peaceful demonstration in a place called Cuatro Caminos and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan, where the army and police applied repressive and undemocratic methods, attacking with firearms the people. As a result they left six persons dead and thirty-six wounded. After the attack, the government intended to persecute women leaders, community leaders, ignoring the just demands the communities have , who for several months have tried to dialogue to solve their demands that electricity services establish fair prices; that they hear their proposals for educational reforms and express their rejection of the proposal made by the Ministry of Education, they also reject the proposals for Constitutional reforms by the current government, which does not benefit the General population.
The caravan of regional integration led by both StreetNet affiliates in Senegale during their visit to Abidjan, Lomé and Cotonou
Continuing with its journey, the caravan led by the two StreetNet affiliates in Senegal i.e. CNTS and SUDEMS, was in Abidjan from 17th to 19th September, in Ghana from 20th to 21st September, in Lomé from 22nd to 27th September and was in Cotonou from 28th to 30th September. In Abidjan, the caravan was received successively by the President of "ECOWAS Diaspora" Mr. Don Alexander, and Mr. Joseph Léon Ebagnerin Leon, General Secretary of the General Union of Workers of Cote d`Ivoire - UGTCI.
Decent Work Day - 7 October
GLOBAL CALL to LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
StreetNet International calls on street vendors and informal traders to join the workers of the world in celebration of Decent Work Day on Sunday 7th October – and to engage in social dialogue with their local governments to take urgent responsibility for the promotion of Decent Work.
Street Vendor members of CNTS and SUDEMS in Senegal initiate Union Caravan project
A regional caravan in the West African economic region departed from Senegal on the 9 September, led by StreetNet`s Senegalese affiliates CNTS Women`s Committee and SUDEMS. They will be passing through Gambia, Guinea, Cote d`Ivoire, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Mali until the 14th October. A second caravan will leave on the 10th November and they will go through Mauritania, Morocco Spain and Portugal until the 9 December 2012.