We are looking for a Media Assistant – Join our team!

We are currently looking for a Media Assistant to strengthen our communication work, on a remote part-time basis. A successful applicant is expected to start the job at the end of November 2021.  Applicants are encouraged to read the Terms of Reference, and send their CV and cover letter to media@streetnet.org.za until November 19th, 2021.

Street vendor violently attacked in Accra, Ghana, struggles to pay medical bills to treat injuries inflicted by local authorities

Solomon Ansah is a 32-year-old street vendor working in Accra, Ghana. He sells footwear at a spot on the Spintex road known as Flowerpot, a busy street opposite the Palace Shopping Mall, along with many other informal traders. Solomon is married with three children, with a fourth child on the way. He turned to the


On Thursday 15th of July, 2021, armed uniform men from the Ghana Police Service in what can be described as a guerilla warfare style, brutally assaulted Solomon Ansah a 32year old Street Vendor who is married with three children. According to Solomon, his only crime for which the Police Service swiftly responded with instant justice was

The Right to the City and informal economy workers in public spaces

Street vendors are workers who make their living trading goods in the streets, squares and markets of cities. In large urban centers, especially in countries with the highest unemployment rates in the formal labor market, we see men and women working in public spaces from dawn to dusk selling food, beverages, utilities, and a variety

Inspiring Workers: Jeanette Nyiramasengesho

Jeanette Nyiramasengesho is the President of SYTRIECI, a trade union of informal economy workers in Rwanda. Since her childhood, Jeanette has devoted her life to building solidarity and was a pioneer organizer of informal economy workers in her country. She is currently a member of the StreetNet International Council devoted to women’s leadership and strongly

Learning about social dialogue for street vendors in Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani federation Xhidmat-ISH with the support of the international organization StreetNet held a number of educational and training seminars on the topic “Basics of social dialogue between  street vendors“, as we know the periodic discussion of the strategic task of social dialogue and tripartism in accordance with the mechanism for the implementation of the

Meet our Youth Reporters on the Ground!

StreetNet International has developed a new project, aimed at mobilizing youth activists and bridging the information gap between StreetNet and its affiliate organizations. The “Youth Reporters on the Ground” was officially launched in June 2021, with 11 participants from SNI affiliates from different countries. Until December 2021, these youth reporters will be following trainings on

The ILO International Labour Conference 2021: Why StreetNet stood for social security for all?

Between the 3rd and the 19th of June of this year, the first part of the 109th International Labor Conference – ILC took place, historically held each year by the International Labor Organization – ILO in the same period, and which this time took place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Once again, the world

We are launching a crowdfunding training program!

The popularity of crowdfunding is growing, but many informal economy workers’ organizations have yet to seize upon this tool for fundraising. Now, street vendors’ organizations affiliated to StreetNet have a chance to develop their crowdfunding skills. StreetNet is launching a crowdfunding training program exclusively for its affiliates. This program will give organizations of informal traders