Rio de Janeiro at the junction towards the World Assembly of Inhabitants
Following the success of the World Zero Evictions Days, preparations for the World Assembly of Inhabitants (WAI)
continue. The WAI will be held at the Dakar WSF in 2011. Several Promotor Committees have already been set up in various countries, with further committees currently taking shape on every continent: in particular, there are plans to set up committees during this year’s Social Forums.
These preparations make the Rio de Janeiro step (22-26 March 2010) a major event. It will include the Urban Social Forum (USF), organized by local urban social movements and international housing rights networks, and the World Urban Forum 5 (WUF5), organized by UN-Habitat.
Urban Social Forum 2010
Social Movements and Organizations of Rio de Janeiro invite to Social Urban Forum 2010 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 22-26, 2010): fighting for the right to the city, democracy and urban justice in neighborhoods and in the world.» Urban Social Forum 2010
Mission of social movements and networks to Haiti, January 2010
A delegation of 15 representatives of Dominican grassroots organisations, networks and international organisations went to Port-au-Prince from 21st – 23rd January, contacting and supporting civil society organisations and grassroots leaders in Haiti in the initiatives that they have been taking forward in the current situation following the earthquake, from ‘people to people’
By Pedro Franco, IAI
Video Contest: See you in Rio!
Do you want to expose housing rights violations to the entire world?
Do you have a particularly striking video of inhabitants resisting evictions?
Are you able to document visually, by any method, alternative initiatives for the right to housing?
To provide more opportunities to make known what is going on the world, as well as to showcase the skill and commitment of the people involved, IAI has decided to extend the deadline for participating and voting in the Video Contest to 21 February 2010!
The winning videos will be screened at the Urban Social Forum (Rio de Janeiro, 22-26 March 2010).