O Fórum Nacional de Reforma Urbana esteve presente, em março deste ano, na Tunísia participando de diversos eventos que marcaram uma importante consolidação da agenda do direito à cidade no âmbito internacional.En março de 2013, ocorreu o Fórum Social Mundial (26 a 30), o IV Fórum da Terra (26 a 29), e a Assembleia Mundial dos Habitantes - organizada pela Aliança Internacional dos Habitantes, Rede Novox e Habitat International Coalition (HIC).
The WSF activities began with a mass march.Thousands of anti-capitalist demonstrators showed their solidarity with the revolutionary process that began in Tunis, with a grand march for "dignity" through the centre of the Tunisian capital on 26 March, marking the beginning of the World Social Forum (WSF).
The meetings of African associations of urban citizens at convergences like the WAI 2011, the USF and Africities 2012, have shown the consensus to establish a continental network of organised inhabitants. The IAI has proposed to debate the issue on the occasion of the WAI of Tunis. The interested parties are called to participate and share comments and suggestions ahead of this seminal meeting on the path to an empowered citizenry across the continent.
As part of the World Social Forum, on 27 March, with the aim of facilitating discussion about experiences of struggle, sharing analyses and strategies, strengthening international solidarity with local struggles and defining shared tools for awareness, alerts and solidarity, the II International Meeting on "Building g-local defence for victims of the real estate markets" took place as a thematic contribution to the World Assembly of Inhabitants.
Michelangelo Di Beo from the Italian Tenants' Union was in good company at the meeting with victims of property and financial speculation organized under the World Assembly of Inhabitants at the World Social Forum in Tunis by the International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI).Together with representatives of law initiatives in the housing field from Argentina, Germany and the USA, the Tenants' Union reported on the depressing results of liberalising rents, selling housing and privatisations.
(WAI, Tunis, 28 March 2013)
: Presentation of the workshop objectives
: Presentation of the World Map of Urban Habitat and its relationship to the proposals
Paul Maquet Makedonski
: Presentation of the Latin American initiative to formulate organised and participative alternatives for peoples' housing.
: Cooperative experience in Cameroon
: Experience from India
: Experience from Mexico
Conférence Doustourna, La vérité n'est pas toujours belle à voir, pourtant les SDF sont là (FSM Tunis, 27 mars 2013)
The headline above, put together during the World Social Forum by a group of young activists from the Doustourna association network - part of the Medina cellule - can be seen as representative of the conference’s content, as a contribution to the World Assembly of Inhabitants. The WSF took place from 26 to 30 March 2013 in Tunis, capital of the “Jasmine” revolution, under the slogan of “Dignity-Karama".
With the presence of more than 120 social leaders from Cameroon, Morocco, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Palestine, Tunisia, India, Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, London, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Venezuela, Peru, United States, Chile, Colombia and Mexico the Zero Evictions Guide was presented in the context of the thematic WAI workshop organized by IAI on 28th