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.

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.


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