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21 July 2014 Seminar held to raise awareness about labour rights in the informal Economy
17 July 2014 StreetNetís Programme In Nigeria
16 July 2014 SINTRALOC, Chile New Focal Point Organisation of the Americas Region
01 July 2014 Belarusian Trade Union of Entrepreneurs "Vmeste" ("Together") held a protest action in the city of Vitebsk
05 June 2014 StreetNet presentation to Plenary
19 May 2014 Azerbaijan Regional Workshop on Social Solidarity Economy
30 April 2014 Decent Work Day - 1 May 2014, ILO statement
02 April 2014 Sadness, Grief, and Uncertainty... Millions lost with huge fire in the Terminal Market, Guatemala City
02 April 2014 Call for Support [pdf]
18 March 2014 "Transitioning from the Informal to Formal Economy" Africa Regional Consultation Workshop - A way forward for Informal workers
11 March 2014 Solidarity with members FUTRAND, Venezuela
11 March 2014 The CSA statement on the situation of violence in Venezuela
11 March 2014 Celebration of International Women`s Day
11 March 2014 International Women`s Day - March 8
24 February 2014 The path full of struggles for the Trade Union of Self-Employed Workers in Georgia
21 February 2014 Indian parliament passes Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill
18 February 2014 South African Business licensing bill Progress Update
14 February 2014 Ukrainian trade union leader, Valentyna Korobka assaulted
07 February 2014 Overview of SEWA in Madhya Pradesh and their activities
07 February 2014 Trade Union Supports the Workers Dismissed from "Embawood"
29 January 2014 StreetNet International and its Mission with South Korean Affiliate - KOSC (Korean Street Vendors Confederation)
10 January 2014 Police crack down on street vendors in DR Congo
20 December 2013 StreetNet International delegationís mission to Southeast Asia
10 December 2013 The Social Security tool in Brazil (MEI) and its relation with street vendors
05 December 2013 Traders Win!! - Evicted Johannesburg traders can return to inner city, court rules
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USA. Street vendors weigh in on 2015 All-Star game restrictions. Fox 19 (6 July 2014) by Ben Katko.

EGYPT. Survey analysis on street vendors. Daily News Egypt (6 July 2014).

CHINA. Look: Guangzhou chengguan officers decide to go 'gentle' on street vendors. Shanghaiist in News (6 July 2014).

INDIA. Odisha: BMC to streamline street vendors soon. Orissa Diary (6 July 2014) by Priyabrata Nayak Bhubaneswar.

INDONESIA. New street-vendor system set for 6-month trial. The Jakarta Post (5 July 2014).

NEPAL. Street vendors urge govt to give them some leeway. My Republica (4 July 2014) by Sangeet Sangroula.

EGYPT. Egypt, The Cruel Logic Of Al-Sisi's Crackdown On Street Vendors. Worldcrunch (4 July 2014) by Passant Rabie.

THAILAND. Police to clampdown on street vendors in congested spots from August onwards. NNT ( 1 July 2014).

SOUTH AFRICA. Cops who torment hawkers to be booted. IOL News (1 July 2014) by Kennedy Mudzuli.

INDIA. M'lore: Street vendors protest demolition of petty shops. Daijiworld Media Network (30 June 2014).

USA. GA Supreme Court refuses to hear street vendor appeal. Atlanta in Town Paper (30 June 2014).

UGANDA. KCCA auctions impounded vendors' goods. New Vision (27 June 2014) by Juliet Waiswa.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: The Plight of Informal Street Traders. All Africa (26 June 2014) by Barbara Maregele and Adam Armstrong.

UGANDA. Hawkers jailed for selling merchandise on Kampala streets. New Vision (26 June 2014) by Clare Muhindo.

ZAMBIA. Lusaka City Council to meet street vendors for a dialog. Lukasa Times (24 June 2014).

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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