Worst Corporation in the World: Vote for FIFA!

Brazilian human rights activists, fighting massive forced evictions and redevelopment for the 2014 World Cup, nominate FIFA for the worst corporation in the world award. Read, share and vote.

CineMaralita Uses Film to Illuminate Issues Facing Urban Poor in the Philippines

CineMaralita, a film festival in the Philippines supported by the Urban Poor Resource Center (UPRCP), has recently used the videos included in our forced eviction toolkit as vehicles to spark conversation around land and housing rights issues.

WITNESS and Amnesty International Release a New Toolkit for Housing & Land Rights Activists

With 15 million people at risk of forced evictions annually around the world, we have released a multimedia resource kit for activists, social movements and communities fighting evictions.

Don’t Miss This Video: FIFA Never Thought it’d have to Go on a PR Tour to Sell Football… in Brazil

FIFA must do more than send PR representatives to Brazil for damage control ahead of the 2014 World Cup. They must show they are serious about stopping forced evictions.

Part 2: How 114 Videos Tell One Story about Forced Evictions in Rio

We share findings of our curation project, bringing over 100 videos together to tell the story of forced evictions in Rio de Janiero.

Can 114 Videos Tell One Story about Forced Evictions in Rio?

A video curation project brings together over 100 powerful videos to show how forced evictions unfolded across Rio de Janeiro.

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.

How a Small Brazilian Community Fought Big Powers and Won

After 20 years resisting eviction from their homes– even as the threat level reached Olympic heights this year– the Rio community of Vila Autodromo wins a concession from the Mayor. Eviction is off the table. Viva a Vila!

As Protests Rock Brazil One Year Before World Cup, a “People’s Cup” Celebrates Resistance to Forced Evictions

Massive protests across Brazil started at frustration at cost of living hikes by the government but also include anger at forced evictions taking place in the lead up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

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.

Key for a Key: Unlocking a Video Advocacy Training in Brazil

What’s it like to be in a WITNESS video training? This post brings you inside the classroom in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where two dozen activists are working to save their communities from forced evictions.

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.

Two Years After Forced Eviction, Community Fights for Compensation in Rio de Janeiro

Yesterday marked two years since government bulldozers arrived at the Restinga community in Rio de Janeiro to demolish the homes and small shops belonging to 153 families.

Mexico: Peoples’ Tribunal Confirms “Gross Violations” in Dam Projects

Communities harmed by dam projects in Mexico won an important victory. A panel of international experts serving as judges for the Mexico chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) recognized a pattern of “gross and systematic human rights violations” in the construction of dams throughout Mexico over the past 40 years. More than 185,000 people have been forcibly evicted.