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Resisting Participation, Renegotiating Slum Upgrading Through Resistance

Abstract Slum upgrading is a policy that has been championed all throughout the global south with little hinderance. Much of the “success” behind slum upgrading is that it has been carried out in participatory manners. Contrary to what many institutions believe, academia has shown how participatory politics often serves to close debate and reduce accountability surrounding the implementation of large scale infrastructure projects. In the case of Nairobi, many of these participatory bodies are coopted by the local “elites”.

Rabat, Migrantes e Direito à moradia na Jornada Internacional dos Migrantes

No âmbito da Jornada Internacional dos Migrantes, a Rede Marroquina pela Moradia Decente, membro ativo da Aliança Internacional dos Habitantes (AIH) e membro Fundador da Coalizão Marroquina da Justiça Climática, organiza « Migrantes e Direito à moradia», no sábado 22 de dezembro de 2018, na sede da Associação para questões sociais das mulheres e homens profissionais do ensino em Rabat.

O Programa dos Habitantes na Africities 2018

Organizado pela UCLG-A em Marraquexe, Marrocos de 20 à 24 de novembro de 2018, Africities VIII é o encontro continental mais importante para governantes locais. A AIH participará para fortalecer a voz dos habitantes neste diálogo, para a organização de 23/11 o encontro “ Perto da construção da  Rede Mediterrânea dos Habitantes” para responder as solicitações de liberdade de residir e circulação dos habitantes deste mar comum.

Rumo a construção de uma Rede Mediterrânea dos Habitantes

Este encontro, organizado pela AIH, visa estabelecer uma rede internacional de organizações de habitantes em todos os países que fazem fronteira com o mar Mediterrâneo, residentes e migrantes, em parceria com as autoridades locais que compartilham a abordagem dos direitos humanos na implementação das políticas de habitação, urbanismo e governação democrática.

Evictions and citizenship in Casablanca

On the last week of September, a wave of evictions fell on the industrial neighborhood of Ain Sbaa, Northern periphery of Casablanca, Morocco. A huge police operation cleared more than 1,300 self-built houses in the beighborhood of Douar Wasti , settled in the area since the Thirties. Around 5,000 residents had been negotiating with the City Council for six months, and didn’t expect to be chased off their houses with snipers pointing at them from the buildings around, and with nothing more than the promise of obtaining, some day, plots of land 30kms far, in the rural area of Hay Hajjaj .

Desalojos en Casablanca: solidaridad y propuestas de la RMLD

La Red Marroquí para la Vivienda Digna (RMLD) en Casablanca/Settat denuncia las violaciones de los derechos humanos reconocidos por parte de Marruecos, que se encuentran en los desalojos de los habitantes de Casablanca como parte del programa “ciudades sin tugurios”. Una tragedia anteriormente sufrida por cientos de miles de habitantes de otras ciudades y países vecinos del Mediterráneo. La Alianza Internacional de los Habitantes ha compartido solidaridad y propuestas para solucionar el problema.

Douar Wasti, Casablanca: demolitions and massive evictions

Vista dall'alto delle macerie del quartiere Douar Wasti, demolito in un fine settimana dal governo marocchino On Friday 21 September, 2018, a contingent  of about 2,000 police, military and other forces of order erupted in the Douar Wasti district, at the centre of the Ain Sbaa coastal industrial area of Casablanca, to evict the entire district  within a few hours. Over 1,300 habitations were demolished by bulldozers, and the inhabitants, more than five thousand, including a large number of children, were very quickly forced to collect their belongings, and put them together by the roadside.

Kenya: Stop forced evictions from Nairobi’s Kibera settlement, say UN rights experts

GENEVA (26 July 2018) – UN human rights experts* have condemned the massive eviction of residents of the Kibera informal settlement in southwest Nairobi, and are urging the Kenyan authorities to halt all mass evictions until adequate legal and procedural safeguards are in place.

Press Release - Presentation of the Recommendations of the International Tribunal on Evictions for the Case of Wildlife Conservation evictions, Laikipia County, Kenya

As human rights violations have been proven, the government of Kenya must stop evictions of Maasai people and persecution and murdered of human rights defenders in Laipikia County and establish a negotiating and working table to implement the  Recommendations of the International Tribunal on Evictions. Monitoring  under the  World Zero Evictions Days in October this year and involving the United Nations.

Nairobi, Kibera-Langata Roads Project

The beginning of the road For over 60 years there have been plans to build the Kibera-Langata link road. In 2016, the final go-ahead was given by government. In the meantime the plans for the road have changed over three times. No matter which plan is instated, the road will cut through Kibera, dividing it in two. In response, members of the community have led the resistance agaisnt the project. Yet, the resistance movements are highly divided, making it hard to createa a single voice for the community.