Inhabitants of Asia
Call for solidarity from Bangkok: Zero Evictions for Pom Mahakan, an exemplary community facing terminal eviction after 25 years of struggle!
After a quarter of a century the tiny (under 300 inhabitants) Pom Mahakan community, which nestles against the original old city wall of Bangkok, Thailand, is faced with the very real threat that early August 2016 the authorities, violating the art. 11 ICESCR acceded by the country, will evict all the residents and begin the demolition of their homes on the name of a so called “beautification project”.This is an international call: stand in solidarity and sign, right now, Zero Evictions for the Pom Mahakan community!
The East Asia Regional Tribunal on Evictions Highlights the Marginalised Facts of Evictions in the Habitat III Agenda
On July 2-4, 2016, the International Tribunal on Evictions, will be launching its first local/regional tribunal session, in Asia, which will take place in Taipei, Taiwan. An essential step towards the 5th ITE Session that will be held under the People's Social Forum in Resistance to Habitat III (Quito, 17 to 20 october 2016). Following the steps of the previous four International sessions since 2011, carried out under the World Zero Evictions Days.
CandyBird, Hua-Kuang Community, Taipei City #callevictionsasia2016 In order to tackle on the prevailing threats to our common habitats. International Solidarity is calling for cases of evictions from Northeast and Southeast Asian regions until May 15th, 2016. The cases will be judged by the East Asian Tribunal on Evictions (Taipei, 1-4 July 2016), the first regional cooperative step towards the 5th International Tribunal on Evictions, which will be carried out in the framework of the People's Social Forum alternative to the UN Conference Habitat III (Quito, October 2016).
A day ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial meetings in Manila, rights groups and NGOs will hold a peoples rights festival as a counterpoint event to the trade talks.
A bulldozer demolishing buildings, 20 August 2015. Photo: Azas Tigor Nainggolan. People, politics and planning collide in riverside slum Kampung Pulo. In the middle of the night, my phone beeps.It’s a text message from Muiz, a 28-year-old inhabitant from the Jakarta riverbank settlement where I have conducted anthropological research for over five years now.‘It has begun’, writes Muiz, and I instantly realise that he is talking about the evictions of Kampung Pulo.Only two hours later, my phone beeps again.
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.
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.
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.
... 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 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.