Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Urgent Action Appeal

Through trial and error and drawing from years of experience, the HIC-Housing and Land Rights Network (HIC-HLRN) developed the Urgent Action (UA) system, a methodological tool to build HIC members’ capacity to defend the human right to adequate housing.

An Urgent Action Appeal (UAA) consists of supporting the case of a human rights’ violation by sending protest letters to the duty holders and all relevant authorities, so as to pressure them to redress the damage caused and ultimately change their policies.

You may access the UAA system from the HIC-HLRN website by clicking on the following link: http://www.hlrn.org/spage.php?id=ow==#.UqYUqtJQFax

You are an organization or an individual, and want to put the word solidarity into action? You will find on our Cases Database (http://www.hlrn.org/cases_archive.php#.UqYUrNJQFax) all the cases – Urgent Appeals and Open Letters – that HIC-HLRN jointly issues with its members and partners, and that you too can support by sending your protest letter today.

If you would like some guidance when writing your first UAA or if you need further information or explanation about how to implement the methodology, you may contact the HLRN Global Program Officer at: urgentactions@hlrn.org.


Habitat International Coalition
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