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If you are a journalist or a reporter, here you can find all the information about StreetNet to include in your article, podcast or video piece. Part of our mission is also to spread awareness in the media about the informal economy, the role of street vendors and their contribution to the labour movement.

Reach out to us if you:

  • Want to include StreetNet prespective into your media work and need background information
  • Are looking for stories on the global labour movement, the informal economy, the activities and struggles of street vendors
  • Need tips or contacts for your story
  • Want to improve your knowledge of informal economy or are interested in how to cover stories regarding street vendors using a non- stigmatising and non – criminalising language.

Downloadables & materials

Press releases

Here you can find all the press releases related to events and initiatives involving StreetNet.

Infographics

StreetNet organisational structure

Press mentions

Leaders of global alliance of street vendors to converge in Accra on August 16th -18th, My Daily News, August 2022

StreetNet moves to defend the rights of street vendors, Ghana News, August 2022

RS estará representado em encontro continental de ambulantes, camelôs e feirantes, Brasil de Fato, May 2022

“There is no women movement without informal economy workers”, by Angelique Katani Kipulu, Equal Times, March 2022

“Street vendors are essential workers: where are our rights?”, by Lorraine Sibanda, Euronews, December 2021

More than 2 billion workers make up the informal economy, The Guardian, Novmber 2021

Lay-offs contribute to informal sector growth, The Namibian, February 2022

Developing world economies hit hard by Coronavirus, BBC News, April 2020

Europe undocumented migrants eat once a day to survive the pandemic, Trtworld, May 2020

Workers’ right in informal economies, Open Democracy, October 2019

Jo’burg “clean sweep” is a dirty affair, Mail & Guardian, October 2013

StreetNet protest over “clean up” of vendors, The Zimbabwean, October 2017

Meet the Women Leading the Global Fight for Workers’ Rights in the Informal Economy, Time, November 2021

Battered by crises, working women in developing countries demand inclusion, CGTN, November 2021

Gallery

Visit our picture gallery on Flickr, where you can explore amazing images of street vendors around the world.

See some examples here!

Durban beachfront African Street Market, South Africa. Photo by Bobby Marie.

Ouakam, Dakar, 27 January 2022. Photo by Marta Moreiras: www.martamoreiras.com/

Durban – Flea Market – Durban Workshop Flea Market is located at Samora Machel St,Durban Central, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal. Photo by Bobby Marie.

Press Contacts

We look forward to hearing from you and help you construct great stories that give a platform to informal economy workers and street vendors.

You can reach out to

Margarida Texeira, Media manger media@streetnet.org.za

Irene Doda, Media assistant media.assistant@streetnet.org.za