Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending Act in force, but vendors live in fear
NEW DELHI - India: A policeman enjoying golgappas on a TV commercial and paying the vendor caught the attention of many. Two reasons the policeman didn`t evict the street vendor, and he even paid him. The ad, which was about passing of the Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending Act by the Congress party, had given them courage to imagine a life minus harassment and exploitation.
National Women`s Day - South Africa
"If you strike a woman, you strike a rock"
Every year on the 9th August, Women`s Day is celebrated in South Africa. It is a public holiday that has been established to pay homage to the women of our nation and those who fought tirelessly against the tyranny of the Apartheid government.
On 9 August 1956, the Federation of South African Women organised a mass demonstration against the imposition of pass laws on women in South Africa. More than 20,000 women, led by Lilian Ngoyi (a trade unionist and political activist), Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu, and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn, took part in the multi-racial march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, to deliver a petition to the Prime Minister JG Strijdom
Report on the Seminar held in Togo on the capacity building of the Trade Union Leaders of Fainatrasit from 22 to 23 July 2014
Recruitment and Organising Young Workers in the Informal Economy
The organiser of StreetNet in Africa Sibailly Douhouré visited Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria from the 2nd to 26th July.
During his first stay in Togo, from July 7th to July 9th, Sibailly Douhouré met the leaders of FAINATRASIT, an affiliate of StreetNet in Togo to discuss the challenges of the operation of the Focal Point in West and Central Africa. During his return from Nigeria, he stopped again in Lomé to attend the first seminar of the FLOW Project in the country. Sibailly made this journey by travelling via road, what allowed him to meet several cross-border traders and to discover realities of the road traffic in West Africa.
Seminar held to raise awareness about labour rights in the informal Economy
On the 10-11 July, the Self-Employed and Commercial Sector Workers union conducted training based on ‘’employed women in the informal sector of labor market’’.The seminar was supported by International organisation ‘’StreetNet’’. It attended by women who are employed in the informal Economy from Zugdidi, Batumi, Telavi, Kutaisi and Tbilisi.
The seminar was led by the GTUC vice-president, womens committee, Chairman Eter Matureli, Self-employed and Commercial sector workers union’s president Miranda Mandaria, who discussed labor rights according national legislation and labor code.