StreetNet stands in solidarity with Brazilian street vendors affected by deadly floods: climate change is a class issue! 

Southern Brazil has been hit by a devastating flood earlier this month, and the destruction and damage is persisting. Dozens of towns in the state of Rio Grande do Sul have been turned into rivers, more than 140 people have lost their lives and over 600,000 have been displaced from their homes.

The labour of care, resistance and street vending: how a couple of worker leaders balanced it all

Street vendors might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about care work, which is broadly defined as any form of work related to caring for others, either directly (e.g. feeding a baby) or indirectly (e.g. cleaning). But as workers who are unrecognized by most governments and without adequate

StreetNet holds its 2024 International Council Meeting and its first media and communication workshop for elected leaders

From 11th to 15th March, 2024 the elected international council members of StreetNet met in Baku, Azerbaijan for the first official meeting of their new term, which officially began in May 2023 after the elections at the 7th International Congress. The International Council is composed of 15 elected members and the International Coordinator. The host

The Social and Solidarity Economy and why it matters for informal economy workers

StreetNet organized an international workshop in Brazil from 14-16 November 2023, about the Social and Solidarity Economy. The workshop focused on its importance for the organizations of informal economy workers and participants had the opportunity to learn from each other.

StreetNet establishes a regional platform of demands for social protection issues in Africa

We organized a regional conference on social protection for informal economy workers with WIEGO and FIWON, our Nigerian affiliate, in Lagos (Nigeria), where we designed a regional platform of demands with our affiliates and key partners, such as the Platform for Social Protection and ITUC Africa, to ensure the protection of all African workers. The

May Day 2023: Workers in informal employment demand a just transition to a low carbon future

Organizations representing over 2.1 million workers in informal employment around the world call on governments to prioritize the future of this essential workforce, as policymakers respond to the climate crisis, amid the soaring cost of living. Labour policies and social protection systems designed to help us grapple with climate-related disasters are critical to our survival