Inhabitants of Asia
WHD, Rally from Mahim Phatak to Pivla Bunglow in Dharavi (Mumbai, October 31 2011) A new alliance of inhabitants organizations organized the World Habitat Day. About 500 grass-root communities submitted a Memorandum to the State Chief Minister demanding to Stop Forceful Evictions and open a dialogue with Local Communities, NGOs and CBOs to find appropriate solutions to the Mumbai’s housing crisis in full compliance with the ICESCR. To support the demands, it was announced setting up of the Joint Anti-Eviction Task Force involving all the stake-holders.
Launching Petition Make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone Over the past two decades, over ten percent of the Phnom Penh’s population has been displaced, often for poorer futures. These World Habitat Days, join us in calling on Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema to end forced evictions and declare Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone . The last day to sign the petition is November 1 2011.
Please join us for the Phnom Penh solidarity event, hosted by the Housing Rights Task Force (HRTF), which will include speeches by activists, film trailers, video footage and photos of evictions, as well as a call to sign a petition to make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone. John Vink to present photos of recent Boeung Kak Lake evictions.
Evictions in Phnom Penh represent a gross violation of human rights and have widespread social impacts. We call on your leadership to bring an end to this practice and to declare the city an Eviction Free Zone. The Petition will be handed over to the Governor on November 2 2011. All of you are called to sign in solidarity the Petition here and right now!
Organized by the International Alliance of Inhabitants-WAI Bangladesh the people of Bangladesh have observed the World Habitat Day 2011 successfully completed the following activities for the day.
National Parliament House, Dhaka, BangladeshOctober 3 2011 9.00 am The WAI Bangladesh Committee Meeting (IPD, RHDS, PDAP, PRATTAY, PROSHIKA & Shelter for the Poor), invite all the people to participate to the following activities to observe the World Habitat Days & Zero Eviction Days 2011 in Bangladesh.
National Forum for Urban Poor (NFUP ), an active member of Leaders and Organisors of Community Organisations in Asia (LOCOA ) and affiliated to International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI ), committed to the decision taken by the World Assembly of Inhabitants at WSF-Dakar , 2011, call upon all housing and land rights activists/organisations to join in mass actions in 4 Mega Cities (Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Bangalore ) of India between 1 st October and 31 st October 2011 to demand an immediate end to forced evictions and land grabbing, and a halt to the persecution and intimidation of activists and genuine fulfillment of the right to housing and land for all.
Dear friends, The sad news of the loss of our friend and comrade, Ted, touches the hearts and minds of all of us. I would therefore like to start by offering our most sincere condolences to his wife Connie, his entire family and all of you, but sure in the knowledge that he will be with us all forever.
About 300 affected people demonstrated against evictions threatened by MCGB (Mumbai, March 23 2011) PROUD carried out a demonstration on 23rd March, 2011, attended by more 300 inhabitants, to pressurise their demands to face the threats of evictions, providing alternative house in agreement with the affected families current living on pipeline.
Children sit on top their inundated homes, where Shukaku, Inc. A demonstration at the Municipality of Phnom Penh marked the start of a week of demonstrations around Asia on behalf of the embattled lakeside residents. “Save Cambodia’s Boeung Kak Lake Residents from eviction,” chanted groups of urban poor, belong to LOCOA and Four Region Slum Network protesting in front of Cambodia and Chinese Embassies in various countries in a show of solidarity.