Informal trading: surviving is not a crime

4 January 2016 - 12:00pm
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With growing precarity in work and soaring unemployment, informal trading is fast becoming a means of survival for billions of people globally.

With more young people entering the informal economy and staying in it for up to five years or more, informal trading is no longer just a safety net but is the only viable means to earn an income.

However, despite despite its growth, informal street trading is still regarded as illegal with traders facing harassment and persecution from governments.

In a recent article in the Equal Times, Fanny Malinen describes the plight of informal street vendors in Barcelona. Read more here

(c) Fanny Malinen

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