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International Days – ForuMMedia 2011: all videos online

Foreign guests invited by the ForuMMedia Habitat Participatif stayed with inhabitants from participative associations (Geneva, 29 September – 2 October 2011) All the videos from the ForuMMedia Habitat Participatif in Geneva in October 2011 are now available on line. The forum was organized by PALC (Productions à la Chaine) with support from the International Alliance of Inhabitants as part of the World Zero Evictions Days - for the Right to Habitat. Of particular interest is the video of the Zero Evictions Campaign launch http://www.darksite.ch/alachaine/spip/spip.php?article181 .

Xalapa, desde las Jornadas hacia un nuevo paradigma por el Derecho al Habitat

Con la realización del Foro Resistencias y Alternativas por el Derecho al Hábitat concluimos las Jornadas del sureste mexicano, ancladas en el contexto de la lucha global por construir un nuevo paradigma que coloque por delante a la naturaleza y lo societal. Por supuesto este Foro abre un proceso organizativo en el sureste mexicano.

Mumbai, WHD: Rally, Memorandum and Joint Anti-Evictions Task Force announced

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.

Bamako, Recommendations Following a Successful Forum

Over 1,000 people, including delegates from various regions, attended the second Evicted People's Forum, held last October 23, 2011 at the Pyramid of Remembrance in Bamako and organized by UACDDDD. It's central theme was: "Deprived of land, habitat, and rights in Africa and elsewhere: how do we get to the roots of the issues and address the problems that victims face?"

Port-au-Prince, Sit-in pour le droit au logement et contre les expulsions forcées

Le Collectif des Organisations pour la Défense du Droit au Logement a tenu le lundi 3 octobre, devant les locaux du Ministère des Affaires Sociales et du Travail, un sit-in pour marquer la Journée Mondiale de l’Habitat.

Let us all sign the Petition against evictions and for the right to housing!

Lancement Campagne Zéro Evictions Cameroun (Yaoundé, 11 10 2011) The “Zero Evictions” campaign, which was inspired by World Assembly of Inhabitants, has been launched in Yaoundé by Réseau National des Habitants du Cameroun (RNHC) under the slogan, “Say no to evictions without rehousing!”Everyone is invited to spread the word and support the campaign by signing the petition online!

Mendoza, Argentina, Jornadas Globales de Resistencias y Alternativas por el Derecho al Hábitat

En el marco de las Jornadas Mundiales Cero Desalojospor el Derecho al Hábitat, con la presencia de alrededor de 1000  pobladores se realizó en la Provincia de Mendoza elCongreso Regional de Vivienda, organizado por el Movimiento en Defensa de la ViviendaFamiliar (MO.DE.VI.FA) en colaboración de la Antena Sur Cero Desalojos de laAlianza Internacional de Habitantes (AIH). En el marco de las Jornadas Mundiales Cero Desalojospor el Derecho al Hábitat, con la presencia de alrededor de 1000  pobladores se realizó en la Provincia de Mendoza elCongreso Regional de Vivienda, organizado por el Movimiento en Defensa de la ViviendaFamiliar (MO.DE.VI.FA) en colaboración de la Antena Sur Cero Desalojos de laAlianza Internacional de Habitantes (AIH).

Make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone!

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.

Jornadas Mundiales, Ciudad de Buenos Aires - Argentina

En el marco de las jornadas globales “Resistencias y Alternativas por el Derecho al Hábitat”, la Antena Sur Desalojos Cero de la AIH participó de la presentación de la Ley Marco de Vivienda para la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, el martes 11 de octubre. La Diputada Rocío Sánchez Andía (Presidenta de la Comisión de Vivienda de la Legislatura y autora del proyecto de ley), fue la encargada de explicar los claves del proyecto.

Hundreds demonstrated against the growing criminalization of homelessness in Budapest

On 17 October, The City is for All (AVM) held a major demonstration against a government proposal to impose a €500 fine or imprisonment on people who are found “residing in public places” twice over the course of 6 months. According to AVM, the proposal is unconstitutional and inhumane, since it punishes homeless people for not having appropriate housing.