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23 August 2013 StreetNet Welcomes SEWA during their Field Visit to South Africa
20 August 2013 Gas attack on the market "Barabashovo" of Kharkiv city (Eastern Ukraine) continues
16 August 2013 The Quetzaltenango Workers` Union, (UTQ), Manifests To National And International Public Opinion
12 August 2013 Position Statement from the Women Cross Border Traders Forum on Mainstreaming Gender in the SADC Regional Trade Policy and the Tripartite Free Trade Area Policy Framework
08 August 2013 South Africa celebrates National Women`s Day
08 August 2013 StreetNet Eastern European holds a Regional Workshop for its Affiliates
08 August 2013 StreetNet meets with the Madrid City Council
31 July 2013 Nepal Street Vendors Unioun (NEST) organises workshop on Women leadership development training
22 July 2013 UPTA has constituted the National Federation of Street Traders in Madrid, aiming to dignify and professionalise their activities.
19 July 2013 Lack of response from EThekwini Municipality regarding requests for better service delivery and working conditions for Informal traders
05 July 2013 Municipal Corporation agrees to form committee of municipal authorities and street vendor leaders for regular interaction, initiate pilot projects in five areas marking yellow lines and digitalised survey of vendors before formation of TVC and Vending Zones
27 June 2013 Informal traders march to protest against EThekwini Municipality for better service delivery
19 June 2013 Market vendors from Ukrainian capital demand re-election of municipality
14 June 2013 Stellenbosch Traders prevented from earning a livelihood
31 May 2013 UPTA Spain participates in the StreetNet International Council in Guinea.
28 May 2013 Case opened against police by informal traders in Durban for assault
15 May 2013 South African Informal Traders Alliance officially launches in Kimberly
10 May 2013 Self–Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) hosts “Strengthening African People’s Organisations and NGOs” workshop in Durban
03 May 2013 May 1st is also a Day for the Self-employed Workers
30 April 2013 The World celebrates International Workers Day
25 April 2013 Tribute to Justice JS Verma
18 April 2013 Press Conference held to discuss the Licensing Bill
16 April 2013 StreetNet holds successful 4th International Congress in Chile
16 April 2013 Call for support against the Controversial Licensing Bill
20 March 2013 South Africa - Cape Town zoning schemes and By-laws challenged in the Informal Sector
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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.

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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