9 December 2009
Women informal traders filled Justice Hall to listen and share concerns on the issue of violence against women and the need for health and safety in the informal work places such as markets and pavements where they work. The need to organise so that workplaces are free from all forms of sexual harassment and other forms of harassment such as the abuse of the rights of women informal traders by local government and police, was emphasised by speakers from WCCA Campaign partner organisations including SASEWA, COSATU, SANCO, SACP, FED-UP and MATU. Phumzile Xulu, Durban WCCA Campaign organiser explained the WCCA Campaign’s objective is to defend the rights of informal traders and the urban poor against eviction in the preparations by cities that are hosting sporting events.
WCCA Campaign partners gathered to mark 16 Days of No Violence Against women and Children on 9th December, 2009, at Justice Hall, Diakonia.