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Philippines, Urban Poor 10K Walk, An Appeal for Floodway Proclamation

2000 urban poor joined today a 10 kilometer walk, to appeal to President Benigno Aquino III for a proclamation for land tenure security and socialized housing in the Floodway that will benefit 20,000 residents.

Quezon City: North Triangle residents lose homes to demolition, decry 'overkill'

Jan. 27, 2014 - Squatters clash with police during the demolition of shanties at Sitio San Roque in Quezon, Philippines, east of Manila. At least four residents were arrested and dozens were injured, according to reports (Dennis M. Sabangan / European Pressphoto Agency) MANILA — Homes of residents of an urban poor community in North Triangle were demolished on Jan. 27 2014, to supposedly give way to the 11.3-meter road widening project along Agham Road in Quezon City. The residents believe that the demolition is meant to give way for the Quezon City Central Business District , a 256-hectare project, a concrete exemple of public-private-partnership supported by businessmen, local authorities and ONU-Habitat.

Mumbai, Equal Housing Opportunities in Dharavi Redevelopment Project

Public Meeting on World Habitat Day / World Zero Eviction Days  on the issue of Equal Housing Opportunities in Dharavi Redevelopment Project (DRP):  26th  October 2013.PROUD in collaboration with  SRS and PUKAR organized a public meeting on World Habitat Day(WHD ) / World Zero Eviction Day(WZED ) on 26th  October 2013, 4pm at St. Anthony High School, Dharavi, Mumbai. About 200 people comprising community activists / housing society members / community leaders from different parts of Dharavi participated and among them women were in large  numbers.

Happy birthday IAI, in solidarity!

... is a global network of associations and social movements of inhabitants, cooperatives, communities, tenants, house owners, homeless, slum dwellers, indigenous populations and people from working class neighbourhoods. The objective is the construction of another possible world starting from the achievement of the housing and city rights ...

Hundreds marched to the National Assembly requesting Cambodia Free from Eviction and Land Grabbing

Hundreds of families from more than a dozen communities joined local human rights groups yesterday as they rallied outside the National Assembly for World Zero Evictions Day, calling for an end to forced land evictions in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia, Boycott Blood Sugar

Land is life. Tell the sugar industry to stop bleeding Cambodian farmers by taking their land.

Cambodia, against evictions and in solidarity with BKL Housing Rights Defenders

Boeung Kak Lake under siege (2008-2012) For the past five years, the Boeung Kak Lake community has been fighting against the private developer that filled the lake with sand causing serious flooding in the surrounding villages and forcing more than 3500 families to leave because their homes became uninhabitable. On May a peaceful demonstration was violently dispersed and 15 women were arrested. An international call for solidarity.

Cambodia, Sign-on to support Boeung Kak lake community - Free the 15!

Thirteen women representatives from the Boeung Kak Lake community in the capital, Phnom Penh, were sentenced to up to two-and-a-half years in prison after a summary trial. Two more community representatives who were waiting outside the courthouse prepared to testify as witnesses for the 13 women on trial. A call for international solidarity: freedom for human rights defenders and justice for displaced inhabitants of Boeung Kak lake community

Derailed: Rehabilitation of the Cambodian Railway is Impoverishing more than 4.000 Families

Bridges Across Borders Cambodia has closely monitored the resettlement process and impacts of the GMS Rehabilitation of the Railways in Cambodia Project . The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is contributing $84 million in concessional loans and the Australian international aid agency AusAID is contributing $22.9 million in grants to this project, which stands to impact at more than 4000 families who live along the tracks. 

Philippines, 2011 Eviction Report: the highest number of documented evictions since 1994

Anti-riot police and a government demolition team clash with residents during the demolition of shanties in Corazon De Jesus village in San Juan city ( January 11 2012) The year 2011 had the highest number of documented cases of eviction since 1994, according to a study of Urban Poor Associates’ (UPA), a housing rights advocate. From January to December 2011, 14, 744 families or 73,780 individuals were evicted in 39 demolition incidents.  92 percent of evictions are considered illegal as they lack requirements called for in the Urban Development and Housing Act. Seven demolitions turned violent.