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STREETNET INTERNATIONAL PRESS STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL STREET VENDORS DAY 14 NOVEMBER 2017

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STREETNET INTERNATIONAL PRESS STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL STREET VENDORS DAY 14 NOVEMBER 2017

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.
The world today must have an overview and appreciate the value chain of a vendor in the street in terms of family livelihood provisions, peace in the society, employment creation, poverty alleviation, children going to school, provision of food for the family, contributions to the countries’ GDPs and life in general. This should also be compared to the government and economic returns in line with social protection for the street traders and vendors.
Street vendors and traders are human beings who are equal citizens, who deserve equal opportunities, in full respect of their freedoms, rights and dignity. In particular women and the youth as they constitute a large number of the constituency. The challenge of criminalisation, harassments, victimisation and politicisation of vendors trading spaces are still inhuman behaviours we face from our governments at most. Therefore today, as Streetnet International President, I encourage all street traders and vendors to say let us continue to build unity amongst ourselves, in this struggle for our freedom. Freedom is not free, freedom comes with sacrifice, teamwork and consistent demand until our voice is heard.
Solidarity forever!!
Nothing for us without us!!
Lorraine Sibanda
StreetNet International President

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