Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Stand up for the Defenders of our Habitat Rights this Urban October
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Every year October is marked as a month of activities, events and discussions around urban sustainability. Urban October begins with World Habitat Day on Monday 7 October 2019 and will end with World Day for the Right to the City on Friday 31 October 2019. HIC together with its members, friends and allies will showcase the strength of our initiatives and joint actions during October in order to spread our coalition fight for the recognition, defense and full realization of everyone’s right to live in a safe and dignified place.

Aware and alarmed that defenders of Habitat Rights around the world are being threatened, attacked and even murdered in alarming and disturbing numbers (see figures here), we think it is time to act. That is why we are planning to launch a campaign to promote and protect human rights defenders and to call on governments to safeguard and stop the attacks and stigmatization of those who fight for human rights.

Read the full statement here.

To show the threats suffered by those who defend our rights to housing, land and the city, we need to join forces and ask you to share with us the cases you know of human rights defenders murdered or threatened by filling out thisform:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJGVSd6vFZm_nrxDRIFDz10CJnAw3jLprgbIbZbMP1H3ZuZQ/viewform

In addition, to join forces and make us better heard, we ask you to share events, campaigns or initiatives that you are planning for this urban October to this address: gs@hic-net.org. See HIC members activities here.

Stay tuned for updates in our websites and social media channels.

• Global Themes   • Housing and Land Rights / Right to Adequate Housing   • Right to the City   

Habitat International Coalition
General Secretariat