of November is the day when us street vendors from all around the world celebrate
our struggle and strength.
As we get here to celebrate the international street vendors day, there is the need to push
for the ratification of the ILO convention 190 on the Elimination of Violence and
Harassment in the World of Work.
This is especiallyimportant for the economy informal workers around the world, as a large percentage
of street and market vendors continue to face all forms of harassment and violence
in their workspaces on a daily basis.
We demand immediatestop of the atrocities and police violence perpetrated daily by the State
against workers, in addition to treating us as criminals:
#StopViolenceAndHarassment in the World of Work, #StopForcedEvictions.
Long livethe street vendors! Long live the dignity of street vendors work!!
Lorraine Sibanda – StreetNet International President