Message from FEDEVAL

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Enough with all the abuse!!

To the Workers of Small Businesses (Street Vendors) from Lima surrounds.

We reject and repudiate the repressive attitude being taken by the Municipality of Lima against these workers.

Most of these workers are women, who do not have a legal backing to protect their work and Social Rights: Women suffering exclusion and discrimination by the Municipal Authority; from the Media; and from Civil Society sectors; all of them do not recognise the quality of worker and citizens; they only brand us "hawkers" contemptuously.

These workers also lack the support and solidarity from the Unions of employees from other sectors; or Social Organisations of Independent Workers. Therefore, CUT Peru through the Socio-political unionism which has grouped these workers, and pursuant of the METROPOLITAN AGREEMENT signed with the Mayor Susana Villarán, is asking for support against the repressive actions being taken by the Mayor of Lima.

Furthermore:

We are sadly surprised with the repressive and abusive attitude of the management from the Mayor Susana Villarán against these humble workers.

We are even more surprised that in less than 40 days the mayor will go home after the electoral defeat suffered, and she continues to use corrupt officials, in the attempt to systematically threaten the life and labour right of thousands of workers.

We therefore demand the mayor, sanction and dismiss such corrupt officials, who are abusing the power they have been given, by attacking the lives of thousands of workers, applying a series of abusive measures, which never occurred during previous administrations. In this subject we declare non grata to street vending and blame these persons for any tragedy that might occur during these outrages committed against us.

It is enough of such abuse against humble workers!!

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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