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24 April 2015 StreetNet launches New Manifesto and hosts Social Solidarity Workshop
17 April 2015 Xhidmat-ISH hosts Capacity Building Workshop
10 April 2015 Lift the cap on NYC`s street vendors
27 March 2015 UPTA reinforces its European presence with integration into the European Federation of Independent Professionals (EFIP)
12 March 2015 Street Vendors leaders decries deteriorating situation on the ground
10 March 2015 Moldova-Business-Sind holds Social Solidarity Economy Workshop
06 March 2015 History of International Women`s Day - Past and Present
26 February 2015 Dialogue Starts between Self-employed Workers and Political Forces
20 February 2015 Nayib Bukele did not attend the informal vendors’ forum
16 February 2015 Invitation to a Forum
13 February 2015 Township wars — the myth and mayhem
06 February 2015 NASVI to host Street Food Festival in 2015
30 January 2015 Flash Floods continue to create havoc in Malawi
23 January 2015 Commissioner promises not to issue challan and harass street vendors
24 December 2014 Marginalised Workers in South Asia demand for Transformative Social Protection
12 December 2014 Court Order restores hope for the implementation of Vending Act
05 December 2014 Trade union leader of Ukrainian entrepreneurs, Valentine Korobka assaulted again!
03 December 2014 Federation of Trade Unions Xhidmat-ISH opposes any form of violence against women
28 November 2014 Message from FEDEVAL
19 November 2014 South Korean Street Vendors demand for the District Office of Seoul to stop crackdown and violence towards traders
19 November 2014 Street Vendors deplores Continuous Harassment by Municipal Bodies and Police Authorities at CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
14 November 2014 Celebrating International Street Vendors Day 2014
07 November 2014 StreetNet host workshops with Informal Workers in Eastern Cape, South Africa
31 October 2014 Jobs hypocrisy: Politicians kill opportunity with limits on street vendors
23 October 2014 Informal workers demand recognition
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ZIMBABWE. First Lady`s Empathy On Vendors Misunderstood. All Africa (13 March 2015). She reminded the police officers that some of them had qualified to join the force because their mothers had sent them to school from the proceeds of street vending.

UK. Street traders` petition passes 5,000 mark. Essex County Standard (13 March 2015) by Andrea Collitt. The petition, seeking the right for the street traders to stay where they are, had 5,000 signatures by Wednesday.

SINGAPORE. Year-long SG50 festivities to highlight hawker food, local music. Channel News Asia (12 March 2015). The Minister for Culture, Community and Youth said it is important to celebrate Singapore`s heritage and culture, adding that the idea of a "distinctive Singaporean culture" is still relatively new and evolving.

MEXICO. Tacos are on credit as street vendors in Mexico use apps. The Globe and Mail (12 March 2015) by Patricia Laya. In Mexico city, known for its sprawling street markets, consumers are shunning cash and opting for credit cards they swipe on merchants` smartphones to pay for everything from shoes to tacos.

INDIA. Vendor goods being seized under anti-sabotage measures: HC told. Zee News (8 March 2015). An association for street vendors has alleged before Delhi High Court that goods of roadside sellers were being seized by police as part of its "anti- sabotage measures", which the organisation has dubbed as a "fresh modus operandi" to harass squatters.

INDIA. Asi Permission Awaited For Building Shops. NewsHub (7 March 2015). The Vellore Corporation is waiting for permission from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to go ahead with the construction of shops for street vendors on the old fish market premises on Anna Salai.

AFRICA. Why Africa`s Booming Cities Need More Autonomy in Urban Planning. City Lab (3 March 2015) Sam Sturgis.  According to the article, the bond was going to fund a new market hall, where street vendors could sell their goods in a more formal exchange.

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