Evict Them! In 5 Easy Steps

A new animated video aims to make the human rights issues inherent in forced evictions more accessible.

UN Experts Demand Stop to Forced Evictions in India

Eight UN experts called for an immediate halt to the construction of a large steel plant in Eastern India which will forcibly evict as many as 22,000 people.

As Brazil Marks One-Year Countdown to 2014 World Cup, Thousands Cope with Forced Evictions

Thousands of Brazil’s residents struggle to rebuild their lives after being forcibly removed from their homes to prepare for the multi-billion dollar sports event.

Land rights violations in India meet continued resistance

In the dark hours of the night, police forcefully entered two Indian villages, in the name of “development”. 6 people were seriously injured; 50 were arbitrarily detained; and 1 was arrested. Here’s what we can do.

Forced Evictions Activist To Be Honored by U.S. Secretary of State Clinton

The Global Leadership Awards honor and celebrate women leaders around the world who are the unsung heroines working to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity, and protect human rights. The awards were established by the organization Vital Voices Global Partnership, which Secretary Clinton co-founded in 1997. Tep Vanny joins a very distinguished group of internationally recognized women. The award ceremony will take place in April 2013 in Washington, D.C.

The Venerable Luon Sovath Wins Prestigious Martin Ennals Award

I am incredibly honored to announce that the Venerable Luon Sovath from Cambodia has just been presented the Martin Ennals Award – an award given by 10 major human rights organizations to recognize those working at great risk for human rights.

People Before Profit: New Video on Global Forced Evictions

New video People Before Profit – bringing communities across the world together to tell the global story of forced evictions. WITNESS has supported forced evictions campaigns for more than 10 years. During this time, these projects have amplified the voices of communities across the world. For World Habitat Day we are bringing many of these voices together for the first time to tell another story.

Cambodian Monk and Advocate for Human Rights is Detained, May Be Defrocked

We have received word that the Venerable has been released and was not defrocked. More information soon. The fastest way to get updates on this developing situation is to follow me on Twitter: @WitnessRyan

New Year Brings Broken Promises in Cambodia

WITNESS partner LICADHO has been documenting with video forced evictions and land grabbing throughout Cambodia. LICADHO is also a part of WITNESS’ global campaign on forced evictions.

World Habitat Day Is About People: Their Struggles, Their Strategies

As I shared in an earlier post, Global Networks Unite on Forced Evictions, WITNESS, our partner the Habitat International Coalition and 6 other networks working on housing and land rights have organized World Habitat Days – six weeks (16 September – 31 October) to bring attention and activism to forced evictions, land grabbing and activists at risk.

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