As we move towards our 7th International Congress, we want to celebrate one of the pillars of StreetNet International: women’s leadership. This March 8, join us in highlighting and celebrating women’s empowerment and leadership from across the world. From Benin to Nepal, women leaders are changing the lives of street vendors and informal traders! Watch the
Why are street vendors agents of food safety? They are the ones selling accessible food to the most vulnerable communities, especially in urban areas. Despite this central role, the vendors are often subjected to violence and harassment in their workplace. The lack of labour rights can have a detrimental effect on the quality of the
We know how much women street vendors go through everyday in their lives. This International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate our amazing women leaders and their superpowers!
Street vendors are often discriminated against due to prejudices against their work. But street vendors are essential workers for many urban communities across the world, and we want our voices to be heard!
StreetNet International organised a series of webinars between March and June 2021 to discuss the topic of informal cross border trade, in the region of West and Central Africa, where this activity is pivotal. Following up from the webinars, the affiliates undertook a series of activities, developed best practices and guidelines. Each group tackled a
The actions of StreetNet International and its affiliates are an illustration of solidarity and the power of collective action by informal economy workers in times of crisis.
Why should we defend women’s rights? Watch the video:
May Day 2021 | Investments in social and labour protection are needed for economic recovery
The campaign “2 Billion Strong: Recovery Starts With Us” is based on the joint statement “COVID-19 and the World’s Two Billion Informal Economy Workers”, calling on governments to partner with informal economy workers for relief, recovery and resilience efforts.
For World Day for Decent Work (#WDDW2020) we asked our members what decent work meant for them as street vendors and informal traders. What we created together is a rallying cry to provide social protection, a fair salary, and safe workplaces for street vendors and other informal economy workers!
For International Day of Street Vendors November 14, 2020, we presented the lives of street vendors from across the world and shared a message of solidarity from our International Coordinator, Oksana Abboud!
October 7th is Decent Work Day! In the whole world workers, trade unions and labor associations get together for initiatives to protect the right to decent and safe work. What does Decent Work mean? Decent work is a productive work that delivers fair income, entails security in the workplace, social protection, opportunity for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to organize, express their