Inhabitants of Asia
Water pollution slum Gulshan Lake, Dhaka, Rahman lrnirjhar The inhabitants of Dhaka are 15 million, 40% of it is “homeless slum dwellers”, and in each year population is increasing by 1.1 million. Change can be happen only through a horrific change, when each of the building will be built with proper plan, if the in-city industries are relocated to a planned industrial zones, new residential areas will be built for the new comers, new parks, open spaces, play grounds will be created, roads will be wider, pollution will be reduced, then the city will be full of green.
Eviction Arakawa riverside area, near Horikiri Bridg, Tokyo ( 2011) This letter is to ask your support and your signatures on the call for the homeless people living on the Arakawa river bank (northern part of the central Tokyo) who are now facing the threat of forced eviction by the Japanese government.
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.