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The challenge is on! UN's housing advisors accuses #Blackstone Group, along with other private equity firms, of helping to fuel a global housing crisis

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, and the Chairperson of the Working Group on business and human rights, have written to one of the world’s largest investors in residential real estate, the Blackstone Group L.P ., expressing serious concerns that its actions are inconsistent with international human rights law.Here the incredible Blackstone's reply We encourage actvists to use the documents in their outreach. Hence the challenge is on!

Manifesto pelo Direito das Mulheres à Cidade

1. Uma  CIDADE que adote todas as medidas necessárias – normativas, urbanas, econômicas e sociais – para combater a discriminação  contra mulheres e meninas em todas as suas formas, assegurando seu pleno desenvolvimento pessoal, garantindo igualdade  no exercício e realização de seus direitos de cidadania, especialmente mulheres em situação de pobreza ou vulnerabilidade, negras, indígenas, vítimas de remoções, migrantes, mestiças, LGBTI+, com deficiência, entre outras.

The Nexus between the Right to Housing and Climate Change – Insights from the Climate Conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland

People living in informal settlements, that is more than 850 million people worldwide and one quarter of the global urban population, are disproportionally affected, but their needs are underrepresented in national and local climate policies, also within the international climate community. We have attended the Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland , to further the widely ignored discussions about the nexus between the right to housing and climate change.

2019: R-Existências em Solidariedade dxs Habitantxs Unidxs. Desenvolvendo Direitos, Quebrando Fronteiras e Cuidando do nosso Planeta!

Os melhores votos de e para xs habitantxs do campo e da cidade que R-Existem: que reconheçam e desenvolvam seus direitos quebrando fronteiras, construindo pontes e cuidando do nosso planeta, gerando e fortalecendo a unidade e a solidariedade.Os melhores votos contando com o seu compromisso e apoio!

Declaration for the Day of Human Rights and the Right to the City

We, social movements, civil society and local governments’ organizations are committed to social justice through the promotion, defense and fulfillment of all human rights related to habitat, including the Human Right to Adequate Housing, Land and the Right to the City in every region of the world.

Declaration on the World Day for the Right to the City

On the occasion of the World Day for the Right to the City, the Global Platform for the Right to the City stands in solidarity with the victims of  and resistance to urban development driven by neoliberal policies, in particular against forced evictions, and launches a strong appeal to local and national governments and the UN to implement the Right to the City as a collective path to build just, inclusive, peaceful and sustainable cities for all.  

Inhumane conditions in informal settlements a "global scandal", says UN rights expert

NEW YORK (18 October 2018) –  Ignoring almost 900 million people living in overcrowded informal settlements is a global human rights scandal that governments must resolve, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing said today.

Plus de sécurité foncière grâce aux communs ?

Comunidad Maria Auxiliadora (CLT), Cochabamba (Bolivie) © Habitat en Mouvement, Pierre Arnold, Charlène Lemarié. Les expériences de formes collectives de propriété, basée sur la notion de communs, se multiplient dans le monde. Irène Salenson  et Claire Simonneau  s’interrogent sur les possibilités qu’elles offrent pour réduire la précarité des habitants les plus défavorisés.

2018: Viva as R-Existências em Solidariedade dxs Habitantes!

Os melhores votos de e para xs habitantes do campo e da cidade que R-Existem: que Lutam e Resistem para Existir, Sonhar, Amar, Vivir em Solidariedade, para Construir Pactos Sociais Alternativos para o Bom Viver, em Paz e Democracia!Os melhores votos contando com o seu apoio!

Municipal workers: the invisible, underpaid people who run our cities

Workers in the aftermath of the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Millions of staff clean our streets and keep our cities moving. It’s time to recognise their contribution to the everyday fabric of our urban lives