Employment opportunity as HIC General SecretaryHabitat International Coalition (HIC) is an international collective of civil society organizations, social movements and individuals that mobilizes and advocates in defence, promotion and enforceability of the human rights of homeless, evicted, displaced, landless and inadequately housed people and communities, including those under occupation, in urban and rural areas. HIC seeks to empower people and communities to improve their conditions based on the principles, norms and standards of...
Date published: 05-27-2013
As part of the French EU presidency European ministers responsible for urban development and housing will meet in Marseille, 24th – 25th November 2008
Date published: 10-17-2008The Third Americas Social Forum closed on Sunday with a massive rally from the Obelisk in Guatemala City's elite "Zona Viva," past the U.S. Embassy, to the National Palace on the main square in the center of town. With the participation of more than 7,000 delegates from throughout the Americas and Europe, the 6-day event condemned neoliberal economic policies, and pledged to build a better world.
Date published: 10-15-2008
South Africa: No more fires! No more evictions! The poor assert their right to the city!the residents of Foreman Rd are resisting the opportunistic illegal demolition of their homes by government after they experienced one of the most devastating fires of any informal settlement in the last few years.
Source: Abahlali baseMjondolo, the South African shackdwellers' movement
Date published: 10-14-2008
Turkey: Forced Evictions in Sulukule, IstanbulSulukule is the most ancient Roma neighbourhood in the world. It has been host to the Roma community for centuries. As a consequence of the implementation of urban renewal policies, the Fatih district municipality have started evicting hundreds of people out of their homes.
Date published: 10-13-2008