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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Street Vendors

What brings them together is a cooperative called the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), a network and advocacy platform of 636 street vendor organisations representing 8,67,426 vendors across 25 states of India. A vendor is anyone who buys or sells a service from temporary or non-pucca structures.

Accra Ghana Hawkers asked to vacate streets as police, AMA begin decongestion Joy Online . (3 January 2018)

"The Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the police will from next week wage war on traders and hawkers on the streets of Accra as part of a major decongestion exercise.

 

From Monday, January 8, 2017, a taskforce made up police and personnel from the AMA will forcefully evict hawkers and traders who have encroached on pavements, footbridges, other open sources and all ceremonial routes remain adamant."

Spain Barcelona's 'blanket men' try to rebrand BBC News . (7 December 2017)
By Madi, Mohamed.

This article discussed re-branding as a resilience strategy of street vendors in Barecelona, Spain.

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.

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations' Press Statememt on the International Street Vendors Day Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations . (14 November 2017)
By ZCIEA, .

Today we mark the commemoration of International Vendors day with pain and a heavy heart following the harassments and victimisation of street traders and vendors in Zimbabwe.

By StreetNet International, .

Today we mark the commemoration of International Vendors day with a lot to reflect on the past one year. The operations of vendors and street traders in East and Southern Africa are still facing many challenges as far as recognition and acceptance is concerned.

StreetNet International Press Statement on International Street Vendors Day Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations . (14 November 2017)
By StreetNet International, .

Today the 14th of November 2017, we are commemorating International Vendors Day, with an estimated billion plus street vendors in the world. It is important for the entire world to have basic understanding of vendors in the streets that they are workers, as a result there is need for that basic due respect of their trade as this will promote their decency as they trade.

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.