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HIC statement against the persecution and assassination of Abahlali baseMjondolo members, grassroots movement in South Africa
On Tuesday night, 22 May 2018, S’fiso Ngcobo was assassinated in eKukhayeni, in Marianhill outside Durban. Ngcobo was the chairperson of the local branch of the shack dwellers’ movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo. Earlier on Tuesday another member of the movement, Ndumiso Mnguni, was shot and seriously wounded in the Foreman Road settlement in Clare Estate.
Source (05-31-2018)
 
 
Experiences to face the Housing Crisis at the International Conference on the Right to the City in Barcelona
The Conference analyzed the global and complex nature of the housing crisis with solutions proposed by the civil society movements
Source (05-30-2018)
 
 
People are the solution: The benefits of community-led housing
Community-led housing has shown to be an efficient solution to the lack of access to adequate housing all over the world. 6 organizations, including HIC, are coming together to create the platform of social production of habitat, aiming at giving a voice to the people who create new innovative housing solutions on a grassroots level.
Source UrbaMonde (05-24-2018)
 
 
HIC statement for international investigation in Gaza violence
Statement by Joseph Schechla, coordinator of Housing and Land Rights Network on behalf of Habitat International Coalition at the 28th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Source (05-22-2018)
 
 
Enough is Enough: 95 civil society organizations call on the Human Rights Council to urgently launch a ‘Commission of Inquiry’ to investigate violence against protesters in Palestine
In light of the recent mass killing of civilians in occupied Palestine, the undersigned 95 organizations call on the UN Human Rights Council to urgently launch an independent investigation into violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, occurring in the context of the “March of Great Return” and Nakba protests.
Source Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (05-22-2018)
 
 
Call for international mobilization: Cesare Ottolini, the coordinator of the IAI accused of defending a family against eviction
The Court in Padua has summoned Cesare Ottolini, global coordinator of the International Alliance of Inhabitants , accused of “aggravated private violence” for successfully defending a family of migrants against eviction from their home. The family is one of many families defended over 40 years of struggle for the right to housing in his city and on all continents.
Source International Alliance of Inhabitants (05-17-2018)
 
 
Public Note from the Victims of the Fire of the Occupied Building of Sao Paulo
The families affected by the tragedy of the fire of the building that collapsed on May 1, 2018, camped in Largo do Paissandu, present the demands approved in the Assembly on May 4, 18 that require the authorities to have access to basic services of sanidad?atenci?n medical and protection from being outdoors among others.
Source (05-07-2018)
 
 
HIC joins the call for international solidarity with the Brazilian people
Following our gathering at the World Social Forum 2018 in Salvador de Bahia and supporting the call from our member from Brazil Uni?o Nacional Por Moradia Popular (UNMP), we would like to call for solidarity with Brazilian people that face today the most serious moment of attacking against democratic yearnings.
Source (04-10-2018)
 
 
The Electoral Committee validates 3 nominees for the election of the next Representative for Africa at the HIC Board for 2018-2022
Source The Electoral Committee (EC) Members (04-05-2018)
 
 
The Politics of the 'Expropriation of Land without Compensation' in South Africa
Abahlali baseMjondolo statement on the question of land, and specifically the new proposal to expropriate land without compensation
Source Abahlali baseMjondolo (04-04-2018)
 
 
   
 


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