International Women’s Day – 8th March, 2012 celebration.

  1. TUICO the StreetNet International affiliate in Tanzania, in collaboration with the National Center will have the symposium on 7th of March and will join other women for the big celebrations on 8th March.
  2. FEDEVAL, StreetNet Affiliate in Lima Peru, is organizing a formal event to Commemorate self-account women workers. They are inviting the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development to participate.

    FEDEVAL – STREETNET CELEBRATE !!!
    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
    DAY OF HOMAGE TO THE SELSF-EMPLOYED WOMEN OF PERU
    AMONG THOSE INVITED ARE: STREET AND MARKET VENDORS; NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE VENDORS; TELEPHONE CALL VENDORS; DOMESTIC WORKERS; SOLID WASTE RECYCLERS, ETC.
    DATE: 08 MARCH 2012
    TIME: 5:00 P.M.
    PLACE: AV. URUGUAY 355 – LIMA
    LIMA – PERU

  3. FENTRAVIG, StreetNet affiliate in Guatemala, will participate in a Demonstration in the City Center to commemorate 8 March.
    The Federation will participate in the march on 8 March, in the historical centre. The Federation will march in the section of the regional campaign against the flexibility of labour, and this will be the first action by the National Coordinator of Women Unionists against the flexibility of labour. The Federation, together with other unions and union federations is driving, we will keep you informed about more actions on this theme.
  4. CIEAS organization in Swaziland will hold a meeting with all the Street vendors.
    They will be talking about local government bylaws and urban acts.
    The situation is so bad and it can come to a point where the vendors will
    not have working spaces at all.
  5. AFFE-URUGUAY

In commemoration of International Women’s Day the street vendors of the Special Fairs in coordination with social organisations linked to the theme and the Municipality of Montevideo will have cultural events and publicise gender issues amongst people visiting our two main traditional fairs: those at Villa Biarritz and at Parque Rodó. Each of these fairs hosts about 20 thousand visitors every weekend and everything that takes place there has repercussions throughout the country.

Themes linked to women have been followed with special attention by our union organization during recent years. It is for this reason that our executive committee is composed mainly of women, and they have assumed a leading role of singular importance, bearing in mind the “male-dominated” tradition of our sector.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate, on behalf of the Uruguayan fairground stallholders, all of you and all women involved in StreetNet who carry every day the heavy historical-cultural load of centuries of a world conceived for men, by men and who fashion with dignity, under very unfavourable conditions, a new just and balanced world of gender equality.

Friends throughout the world: BEST WISHES!!!

In behalf of the Association of Stallholders of Special Fairs and of the street vendors of Uruguay.