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17:30 - 19:00 2 March 2011
How people face evictions: Lessons from community resistances in nine cities
26 Bedford Way
London | WC1H 0AP |
Professor Yves Cabannes, UCL Development Planning Unit, Over the past 7 years Yves Cabannes has been the convenor of the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions to the United Nations AGFE and for many years an advisor of major grassroots movements such as the Brazilian Movement for Housing Struggle' and the International Alliance of inhabitants Zero Eviction campaign.
Cassidy Johnson, UCL Development Planning Unit, Cassidy Johnson has been directly involved over the past years in Istanbul on research and projects as part of the resistance to face massive evictions taking place.
Malavika Vartak, Amnesty International, Malavika Vartak has a long-standing experience in addressing evictions issues. She is currently working at Amnesty International and was previously Coordinator of the Global Forced Evictions Programmeat COHRE, Center on Housing Rights and Evictions.#
Forced and market-driven evictions are increasing dramatically worldwide, with devastating effects on millions of children, women and men across the globe. Despite this negative trend, however, many people-led initiatives have been successful in addressing this issue and reducing the number of evictions, developing new policies and proving that alternatives to forced eviction can be found.
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