HIC at the World Social Forum 2015The World Social Forum (WSF) will be held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 24 to 28 March 2015. The WSF 2015 will be held at a crucial time for the social movements that want more justice, freedom and solidarity. The aims and guidelines chosen consider the political, social and economic changes in Maghreb-Mashreq, and on the African Continent, and of the ecological and economical worldwide crisis. The identified aims are only indications to a better support of all of those crucial questions, and...
Date published: 02-11-2015
Building and Social Housing Foundation invites to apply to the 2012 International Study VisitApplications for the upcoming study visit to the Community Programme for Neighbourhood Improvement, winner of the 2011 World Habitat Awards, are now accepted
Date published: 04-02-2012
Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this contextSummary: This report focuses on the question of women and their right to adequate housing – looking at progress to date and further efforts needed – to ensure that women everywhere are able to enjoy this right in practice. Specifically, and so as to build on work previously done under the mandate, this report focuses on recent legal and policy advancements in the area of women‘s right to adequate housing, including issues related to inheritance, land and property, as well as strategies for...
Source: Raquel Rolnik - UN-SRAH
Date published: 03-26-2012
Kenyan Land BillsQuestions about the proposed new land laws ('bills')
Source: Mazingira Institute
Date published: 03-19-2012News of the collaborative work that WITNESS and HIC-Latin America have been engaged in for the past year in Mexico, relating to forced evictions due to the construction of dams: Mexico Training on Forced Eviction Forced Eviction in the Name of Development Stopping the Construction of a Dam to Prevent your Home from Being Flooded Act Now to Stop the Eviction of 25,000 People in Mexico 43 Oaxacan communities are at risk from the hydroelectric dam...
Date published: 03-14-2012