In China, Victims Protest Forced Evictions Through Suicide

Urbanization and economic growth are rapidly increasing in China, but often at the cost of people’s right to land. Some citizens are taking the drastic step of attempting suicide.

Media Roundup on Protests, Police Brutality and Brazil’s World Cup

Following the close of the World Cup, we pull together a list of select English-language news coverage on protests, police brutality and video in Brazil published during the tournament.

World Cup Futebol and Freedom of Expression in Brazil: An Update

Videos curated by the Human Rights Channel highlight the reality of discontent surrounding the World Cup, and the ongoing threats to civil and economic rights during the large-scale sporting event.

Stopping Bulldozers: Fighting Forced Evictions with Video

From citizen journalists in India to audiovisual artists in Colombia, people are using WITNESS resources to strengthen their grassroots work in the fight against forced evictions and to empower more to get involved.

Access to Transportation Denied in Many of Brazil’s World Cup Cities

While the country invested large amounts of money into the mega sporting event, critics say it did not do the same for the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

Music Monday – #FIFAGoHome Edition

Hashtags like #FifaGoHome may express Brazilians strong dislike for FIFA and their government’s behavior, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love football and that they won’t be keeping score as the World Cup kicks off this week.

3 Years After a Forced Eviction, Only Empty Promises and Rubble Where Homes Once Stood

In addition to the Santos family, 93 others are evicted from a community in Rio de Janeiro for an infrastructure project ahead of the 2014 World Cup, however three years after the eviction the project remains unrealized.

Groups in Colombia Use Video to Fight Evictions

Interviews from Medellín’s housing and land rights activists and community leaders about the forced evictions taking place in and around the city and how they are using video to preserve the memory of places that are disappearing and to document human rights violations.

Mapping Our Materials: The Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit Goes Global

Highlights from Brazil, Burma, Colombia, Egypt, Philippines and Scotland on how the Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit is being used by activists, artists and communities. Part one of a two-part series.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Vietnam, Syria, and Kenya

This week we bring you videos documenting the forced evictions of farmers in Vietnam, an update on a barrel bomb attack in Syria, and documentation of the continued roundup of Somali and other immigrants in Kenya.

DVD de Ferramentas: Fortalecendo a Resistência contra Remoções Forçadas

Um DVD de Ferramentas especialmente para líderes comunitários, militantes de movimentos sociais e ativistas lutando pelo direito à moradia e resistindo aos despejos forçadas.

As World Cup Stadiums Go Up, Brazilians’ Homes Are Torn Down

Video from human rights groups and activists is shifting the attention to forced evictions carried out in the lead up to the World Cup.

Join WITNESS at the World Urban Forum & the People’s Alternative Urban Social Forum

WITNESS is headed to Medellín, Colombia to participate in screenings, round table debates and video advocacy training sessions this April 5-11.

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.