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30 January 2015 Flash Floods continue to create havoc in Malawi
23 January 2015 Commissioner promises not to issue challan and harass street vendors
24 December 2014 Marginalised Workers in South Asia demand for Transformative Social Protection
12 December 2014 Court Order restores hope for the implementation of Vending Act
05 December 2014 Trade union leader of Ukrainian entrepreneurs, Valentine Korobka assaulted again!
03 December 2014 Federation of Trade Unions Xhidmat-ISH opposes any form of violence against women
28 November 2014 Message from FEDEVAL
19 November 2014 South Korean Street Vendors demand for the District Office of Seoul to stop crackdown and violence towards traders
19 November 2014 Street Vendors deplores Continuous Harassment by Municipal Bodies and Police Authorities at CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
14 November 2014 Celebrating International Street Vendors Day 2014
07 November 2014 StreetNet host workshops with Informal Workers in Eastern Cape, South Africa
31 October 2014 Jobs hypocrisy: Politicians kill opportunity with limits on street vendors
23 October 2014 Informal workers demand recognition
17 October 2014 Own-Account workers in Nicaragua are grateful for the recognition of their rights
07 October 2014 World Day for Decent Work: Message from President of Streetnet International - Mr Oscar Silva
07 October 2014 Decent Work in the Informal Economy - 7th October [pdf]
03 October 2014 Hawkers important to the economy: MEC Maile
26 September 2014 Antiperspirant management: towards scentless, uncolourful, untasteful poverty
19 September 2014 SIVARA Country Activity, Argentina: FLOW project, StreetNet International
12 September 2014 Asia Regional Workshop held in New Delhi India
05 September 2014 Call for solidarity for Street Vendors in Lima, Peru [pdf]
28 August 2014 SADC People`s Summit - Zimbabwe
27 August 2014 Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending Act in force, but vendors live in fear
08 August 2014 National Women`s Day - South Africa
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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