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Time to Evict the Crisis
On 5 December, ESCR-Net sent a letter to Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, to express the Network’s collective concern following the murder of Sibonelo Patrick Mpeku. Mr. Mpeku, 32 years old, was a leader of ESCR-Net member Abahlali baseMjondolo, social movement of shack-dwellers living in South Africa’s informal settlements. In Abahlali he served as chairperson for the Sisonke Village branch and the KwaZulu/Natal Provincial Council. Mpeku was reportedly killed around 11:00...
Date published: 12-05-2017



The latest World Social Forum took place in Dakar from the 6th to the 11th of February.  It was followed by a two-day meeting of its International Council which began the assessment exercise, that will continue in the next months, and reflected on the way ahead for the next two years. The WSF had a special flavour this year. Whereas the “usual suspect” issues of world activism recurred predictably, though often articulated in new and inspiring ways as I will say below, the...

Date published: 02-24-2011
Dear HIC Members: We are forwarding a message from HIC’s Member in Bahrain, where the World Urban Forum will take place in 2012. Also see links following the message by Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights below.   Estimados miembros de HIC , Encontraran abajo un mensaje (en Ingles) proveniente de Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (Sociedad de la Juventud de Bahréin para los Derechos Humanos) miembro de HIC de Bahréin, donde se realizara el Foro Urbano...

Date published: 02-12-2011
Dear HIC Members: We are forwarding a message from HIC’s Member in Bahrain, where the World Urban Forum will take place in 2012. Also see links following the message by Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights below.   Estimados miembros de HIC , Encontraran abajo un mensaje (en Ingles) proveniente de Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (Sociedad de la Juventud de Bahréin para los Derechos Humanos) miembro de HIC de Bahréin, donde se realizara el Foro Urbano...

Date published: 02-12-2011
  We the undersigned organisations call on the Government of Ghana to stop the forced eviction of people living in informal settlements along Accra’s railways. On 21 January 2011 the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) announced it would demolish structures built next to railway lines in Accra, in order for construction work on the lines, planned as part of a nationwide revamping of the railway infrastructure, to begin in February. These structures are home tothousands of poor...

Date published: 02-08-2011
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