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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Street Vendors
India SEWA observes Street Vendors Day Nagaland Post . (14 November 2017)

Self Employed Women Association (SEWA) supported by North East Network (NEN) observed International Street Vendors Day on Tuesday at High School Junction, Kohima. On the occasion, local vendors put up diverse organic food products for sale.

India Social organisations protest demonetisation The Hindu . (9 November 2017)

The public meeting and cultural programme held at the Press Club of India saw several people — including Thomas Franco of the All India Bank Officers’ Federation, Arbind Singh of the National Association of Street Vendors of India, Gauhar Raza, Umar Khalid — come together to speak on the issue.

By Indorewala, Hussain.

Then, after a decade of struggle by the National Association of Street Vendors of India and the Self Employed Women’s Association, the Protection of Livelihoods and Regulation of Street Vending (PLRSV) Bill was signed into a law in 2014. Despite its obvious limitations, this was a major victory for street vendors.

The food court will have 50 stalls set up by the States/ UTs each showcasing their distinctive cuisine, the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) with street food from different regions as well as by the Institutes of Hotel Management and ITDC.

Zimbabwe World Vendors tell Mugabe to “STOP IT” Zimeye . (17 October 2017)

We urge the Zimbabwean government to adopt a more inclusive way of dealing with street vendors in Zimbabwe through negotiations with organisations of street vendors, including StreetNet’s affiliate ZCIEA and other relevant stakeholders.

ZCIEA Press Statement on Announced Operation Restore Order ZCIEA Press Statement . (11 October 2017)
By ZCIEA, .

We the Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations are saddened by the imposed decision by Harare City Council Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube ‘Operation Restore Order' after the comments by His excellency President Robert Mugabe on the state of Harare Central Business District (CBD) on Saturday 7 October 2017. While ZCIEA is in process of negotiating with the Government through various Ministries and Local Authorities on best models that can be used to harmonise the operation of informal traders, it will be a disaster or catastrophe to implement an operation likened to Operation Murambatsvina of 2005 whose effects are still being felt to this date.

Zimbabwe Harare Launches "Operation Restore Order" ZBC . (8 October 2017)

The City of Harare has launched an operation codenamed‘Restore Order,’which is aimed at decongesting the city and bringing order and sanity in the central business district.

India Revised law for street vendors soon The Times of India . (28 September 2017)
By Chitlangia, Risha.

While the vendors have welcomed the government's decision to hold elections for TVCs at the earliest, they want the LG and government stop the forcible removal of vendors. National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) claims that thousands of vendors have been evicted from city's markets in the past few months.

India Over four lakh street vendors yet to get their vending licences Sunday Guardian Live . (5 August 2017)
By Falak, Areeba.

According to the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), the city authorities have been using a nondescript High Court order to remove encroachments, thus affecting the street vendors. Arbind Singh, National Coordinator, NASVI, said, “The vendors have not been shown any letter or directive for eviction.

India Over four lakh street vendors yet to get their vending licences Sunday Guardian Live . (5 August 2017)
By Falak, Reeba.

According to the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), the city authorities have been using a nondescript High Court order to remove encroachments, thus affecting the street vendors. Arbind Singh, National Coordinator, NASVI, said, “The vendors have not been shown any letter or directive for eviction.