Celebration of International Women's Day

"Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity... If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is infinitely superior to man... If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women..." Mahatma Ghandi

StreetNet International President, Oscar Silva, greets women of the organisation and all working women in the world on their day, March 8th.

The International Working Women's Day or International Women's Day commemorates the struggle of women for their participation, on equal terms with men, in society and in their full development as persons.

In 1977 in the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed the International Day for Women's Rights and International Peace.

International Women's Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries. The growing international women's movement, bolstered by the United Nations through four global women's conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point for coordinated efforts on behalf of women's rights and participation in political and economic life. International Women's Day is becoming an opportunity to reflect on progress, demand change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women's rights.

As you can see woman are inextricably linked to peace, a peace that every day is won and remains a guiding force for StreetNet. I have the honour to chair and lead so in the near future our women will exercise their legitimate rights and responsibilities.

Sincerely

OSCAR SILVA.

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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