Malawi Union For Informal Sector (MUFIS)

Women for Malawi Union for Informal Sector had an activity of sweeping and talking to the people at Manase Market in Blantyre. This market has been neglected by City Council of Blantyre. They do not collect refuse at this market;

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Happy Women`s day!!!

We all know that 8th March is celebrated as Women`s day. SEWA with a membership base of 13,25,752 in nine states of India has organized 144708 construction workers at national level and 29,657 construction workers in the State of Gujarat. With a vision to build capacity and to provide decent livelihood, SEWA has promoted Construction Cooperative "Rachaita", the first ever women`s cooperative to enter male-dominated construction industry which has bagged many big contracts of construction work in the hospitals, hotels, public works, etc. On the international women`s day, the daily newspaper, The Times of India, Ahmedabad captured the empowerment of women construction worker members in a special article. From : Manali -SEWA

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

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.

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South African National Day of action against Labour Brokers: Call for strengthening the Social Solidarity Economy

In solidarity with COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions) StreetNet International calls on organisations of street vendors and informal traders in South Africa to unite with the rest of the South African working class in observing a National Day of Action against the use of Labour Brokers on Wednesday 7th March 2012.

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INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).

TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015)  by Ludovick Kazoka.

INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:

BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).

USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.

INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.

ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).

SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.

MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).

INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: Xenophobic Violence in KZN - 'This Is a Black Easter for Foreigners'.

SINGAPORE. Singapore street food: stewed, sliced and steamed - video.

USA. Street vendors press city to legalize their trade.

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