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13 March 2013 Labour at Informal Work Economy (LIE) Celebrates International Women’s Day
07 March 2013 The significance of International Women`s Day
04 March 2013 Street Vendors Win!!!!
20 February 2013 Awareness Raising Campaign on International Women Day On “Domestic Workers’ Rights”
13 February 2013 The Ukrainian entrepreneurs' union picketed at Economic Court for accountability of the local market
23 January 2013 NASVI protests death of street vendor in Mumbai during police crackdown
18 January 2013 Stellenbosch Municipality and Informal Workers Clash over evictions
18 January 2013 CZ women grouping gets K2 million loan
08 January 2013 Valentyna Korobka, Chairwoman of Free Trade Union of Entrepreneurs of Ukraine (FTUEU) wins appeal against evictions in court
20 December 2012 Protestors stage `Gangnam-style` dance performance to end evictions in Cambodia
21 November 2012 Malawi Union For Informal Sector(MUFIS) Marches in Solidarity for International Street Vendors Day
21 November 2012 KENASVIT members celebrates International Street Vendors Day by launching a clean-up campaign
21 November 2012 NAPETUL, Liberia celebrates International Street Vendors Day with Sport
21 November 2012 Ubumbano and StreetNet International celebrates International Street Vendors Day and the 10th Anniversary of StreetNet
20 November 2012 Street vendors celebrate International Street Vendors Day and demand inclusive central legislation, representative voice and adequate social protection
09 November 2012 We ask for solidarity to street vendors of El Salvador: Violent evictions are taking place against them
05 November 2012 StreetNet International celebrates 14th November: International Street Vendors Day and 10th Anniversary of StreetNet
30 October 2012 Zambia`s Street Vendors protest for change
24 October 2012 StreetNet mourns the loss of staff member
10 October 2012 Support needed for the repressed Mayan communities and authorities of Totonicapán
09 October 2012 The caravan of regional integration led by both StreetNet affiliates in Senegale during their visit to Abidjan, Lomé and Cotonou
04 October 2012 Decent Work Day - 7 October
18 September 2012 Street Vendor members of CNTS and SUDEMS in Senegal initiate Union Caravan project
10 September 2012 StreetNet International, trade union and social partners call on Mayoral Candidates in the World Cup Host Cities to score a goal for Brazil by creating decent work opportunities for street vendors
10 September 2012 Monday mass meeting of evicted pinafore-vendors demand response from eThekwini Mayor and City Manager
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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