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04 August 2014 Report on the Seminar held in Togo on the capacity building of the Trade Union Leaders of Fainatrasit from 22 to 23 July 2014
21 July 2014 Seminar held to raise awareness about labour rights in the informal Economy
17 July 2014 StreetNetís Programme In Nigeria
16 July 2014 SINTRALOC, Chile New Focal Point Organisation of the Americas Region
01 July 2014 Belarusian Trade Union of Entrepreneurs "Vmeste" ("Together") held a protest action in the city of Vitebsk
05 June 2014 StreetNet presentation to Plenary
19 May 2014 Azerbaijan Regional Workshop on Social Solidarity Economy
30 April 2014 Decent Work Day - 1 May 2014, ILO statement
02 April 2014 Sadness, Grief, and Uncertainty... Millions lost with huge fire in the Terminal Market, Guatemala City
02 April 2014 Call for Support [pdf]
18 March 2014 "Transitioning from the Informal to Formal Economy" Africa Regional Consultation Workshop - A way forward for Informal workers
11 March 2014 Solidarity with members FUTRAND, Venezuela
11 March 2014 The CSA statement on the situation of violence in Venezuela
11 March 2014 Celebration of International Women`s Day
11 March 2014 International Women`s Day - March 8
24 February 2014 The path full of struggles for the Trade Union of Self-Employed Workers in Georgia
21 February 2014 Indian parliament passes Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill
18 February 2014 South African Business licensing bill Progress Update
14 February 2014 Ukrainian trade union leader, Valentyna Korobka assaulted
07 February 2014 Overview of SEWA in Madhya Pradesh and their activities
07 February 2014 Trade Union Supports the Workers Dismissed from "Embawood"
29 January 2014 StreetNet International and its Mission with South Korean Affiliate - KOSC (Korean Street Vendors Confederation)
10 January 2014 Police crack down on street vendors in DR Congo
20 December 2013 StreetNet International delegationís mission to Southeast Asia
10 December 2013 The Social Security tool in Brazil (MEI) and its relation with street vendors
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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